Dad was the Hero in our family. Our love of the outdoors comes from the many hikes & camping trips we went on. And all those hours he spent with us patiently teaching us to catch that elusive trout. He carried Mom upstairs to bed when she was too sick to walk. Now that's love.
Dad passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday. He said for many years "I have Parkinson's, it doesn't have me." He gave it all he had & then some.
Now he & Mom are together again and can pick up where they left off 34 years ago.
Here he is in May at his 80th birthday celebration. That precious smile that we all loved so much.
It is hard to say goodbye but a relief to know he's not in pain anymore. Don't forget to tell the special people in your life how much you love them. Time isn't always on your side.