Last weekend we lost my father-in-law after a long illness. He was a kind, pragmatic, generous, larger-than-life retired farmer and part of the team that made my husband into the great husband and father that he is.

He will be missed by his family, friends and the community.


26 thoughts on “Grandpa

  1. Grandpas are so important, as are wonderful father-in-laws–I am so sorry for your loss Heidi–your short and sweet tribute said a lot and the pics tell a story of their own. Loss is part of living–I wish it was not–just know I am thinking of you and your family ((((hugs)))) to each one of you

  2. So sorry for your loss, Heidi. You have such wonderful pictures to remember him by. His kindness is apparent in his face.

  3. I am sorry that you and your family have had this happen. Isn’t it wonderful that such good people come into our lives?

  4. My prayers are with you and your family.

  5. sued51 says:

    Obviously my like is not for his death but your comments on him and his life…lovely photos…my condolences…

  6. lvaletutto says:

    My condolences, may your family come together to comfort one another during this tough time. What sweet and loving pictures you shared today of him and your kids.

  7. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. He sounds like he was a wonderful man that will be missed by all, but his legacy will live on.

  8. Kerry says:

    So hard to lose loved ones. Those pictures are priceless : )

  9. Tough seasons of loss. Today, my mom is being moved into a nursing home, and I am too far away! Sigh.

  10. Lauren says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. What wonderful memories, though!

  11. My sympathy to you and your family.

  12. Such a lovely tribute. So sorry you have occasion to write it. My prayers are with your family.

  13. So sorry for your loss, but love the sentiments shared. Love those pictures.

  14. PJ says:

    Such a beautiful tribute Heidi – so sorry for your loss.

  15. nancyc says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Hope your special memories of him will bring you comfort at this time.

  16. Very sorry to hear of you and your husband’s loss… Diane

  17. Roar Sweetly says:

    I am very sad to hear about your father-in-law, he sounds like he was a wonderful character. I’ve just lost my mum to cancer and it’s a horrible place to be in this land of loss. Sending love and thoughts your way.

  18. My condolences to your whole family at this sad time.

  19. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    So sorry Heidi! Hugs for you all, Deb

  20. So sorry to hear this sad news. Condolences to you and your family.

  21. Sorry to hear of your loss, condolences to you and your family.

  22. Ann says:

    Deepest sympathy to you and your family, and prayers for your comfort.

  23. I am so sorry about the loss of your father-in-law. I lost my father three weeks ago and I understand your loss.

  24. Jennifer says:

    Just now reading this. Thinking about you and your family here.

  25. Somer says:

    What a lovely man. His kindness emanates in those photos. Sending love and hugs your way.

  26. naimavanswol says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Love and hugs from my family to yours.

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