Monday, March 2, 2015
Navigating the tough stuff
I'm feeling tender hearted and fiercely protective of my family today. My father-in-law passed away yesterday. On his birthday. And it was fast and unexpected. And our daughters have never dealt with losing a loved one. And they are worried about their dad. And confused about what they are feeling.
Robert was a good, good man. Who on Thursday would have been married to Sarah for 44 years. Who liked to compare weather and gas prices with everyone he met. Who served in the Missouri National Guard. Had two children. Four grandchildren. And went to the mall most days to walk even though he probably sat in the food court drinking coffee and talking to his buddies more than exercising.
Nerves are fluttering around my chest as I wonder how to help my little family navigate this time. Just move through it I suppose.
We love you Grandpa.