They have been excellent books for me, and I highly recommend them. They really take the scare out of the inevitable and help to shed light on the beauty that can be enjoyed with a loved one. I enjoyed the last moments of my dad's life with my mom and siblings, and I will be forever grateful for that. One of my awesome and smart sisters summarized what we experienced in an email she sent to me:
Isn't that amazing? We were so truly blessed. We are not fatherless. We still have a father that is of more use to us now than he ever was. He can pray for and love us eternally. I talk to him throughout the day and ask him for help with little things around the house. I know he intercedes for me. I see him in Paul because they were/are both such dedicated fathers. The last time Paul saw my dad in April, Dad hugged him and told Paul he is a great son-in-law. He thanked Paul for taking us to Texas and letting him see his grandkids and me one last time. It was so special!
I found some photo negatives before I left again in May. I had them burned onto a CD so I could do something with the photos. I think I'll make a TX Grandpa book for the kids. Here are my favorites....
|Mom and Dad at our wedding in 1998. We were married at U of D|
and had the reception at ARA.
|Monica and TX Grandpa at Joe's Coffee Shop in Irving.|
We were there for Auntie Nora's graduation from Univ. of Dallas!
Grandpa was helping Monica with her eggs. Very sweet.
|Dad, Paul, and Molly at Taylor's Falls almost 9 years ago. Mom & Dad came|
up for Lucas's baptism.
|Love the boots on the shoe mat!|