My awesome, funny, clever, smart, generous, loving beloved dad passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013. He grappled with pancreatic cancer for a good year and a half before it became too much.
Here he is with (almost) all of his grandkids in a photo taken this past summer (these were taken by Jennifer Ashby Photography in the Boise, ID area).
To say that I am sad would be such an understatement. And yet, as a good friend of mine who never knew her dad reminded me, I have been so lucky to have had such a wonderful dad for the past 37 years. He has been such an example of faith, duty, endurance, kindness, trust and, above all else, JOY. He did everything with joy and brought joy to everything.
I really wanted some reminders of him around my home so I decided to create a printable with his favorite quote… “Come what may and love it.” It comes from a talk by Joseph B. Wirthlin which you can read HERE if you’d like. It was exactly this kind of attitude of his that lead him to creating and finding JOY in everything. It’s also something I want to become better at doing. I’m hoping this little reminder in my kitchen will help. It coordinates well with my Pray printable too.
And since this is my blog and I want to share the awesomeness that is my dad with you I thought I’d post some fun pictures of him from the last little while. I really wish you could have known him.