"Every good and perfect gift is from above" ~ James 1:17

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Goodbye Papa

On Thursday my Papa passed away without hardly any warning.  One moment he was in the hospital recovering from pneumonia and then the next moment I got a phone call saying that his time was limited and the leukemia was taking over.  At that moment I had wished that I had made it to his and Judi's wedding just days before.  So we hopped on a plane and made it in time to spend a couple hours with him.  It's hard to say goodbye to a loved one, but especially hard when we lost Grandma Betty less than 2 years ago, and especially heartbreaking that Papa and Judi had only just begun their married life together.  He cared for and loved her deeply, I could tell from our phone conversations and the way he looked at her.
I am so thankful out of all of this that Papa got to meet Adrian.  I only wish that it wasn't under those circumstances.  I wish that he had more time on this earth, but I find peace in the fact that he is no longer suffering and him and grandma are watching over us.

We love you Papa Boots.  You will be missed terribly. 


  1. These are the sweetest tear jerking pictures! I am so sorry for your loss, but happy for your beautiful bundle of joy!

  2. those are the pictures that are worth a millions words and always priceless. we will always love and miss him