My Father-n-law

Today we celebrated Father’s Day.  I prepared the requested chicken enchiladas and yellow cake with chocolate frosting for lunch.  Our family, including my mother-n-law, spent the afternoon together, ending our day seeing The Incredibles ii.  Such a nice day!  But someone was missing, my father-n-law.  He passed away February 2, 2016 after a hard fought battle with cancer.  Many moments today I sensed we were all thinking the same thing-we miss Dad, Papa, Bob.  None of us said anything, but his memory was present.

We do talk about him often. How he liked to razz the grandchildren about their love interests.  My mother-n-law once called him the nosiest man alive! How he would do everything in his power to make sure we all had what we needed and wanted.  He was so very generous.  We  knew he loved us, no doubts!  Though our celebrations may now feel incomplete, they must continue.  They must be sprinkled with precious memories of this one who teased us, quizzed us, provided for us, and loved us so well.


One thought on “My Father-n-law

  1. Beverly Howard

    I never had a Father in my life. After marriage, I received the most humble , kind , and sweet father-n-law (Formal Pastor) that was as close to perfect that a man could be. He taught me that living simple was the way to peace without worries. Everything he ever prayed for, he would honestly pray for hours on end for someone else to be healed , and God would always come through for him. He was in no way rich with possessions, but he was rich with the spirit of God. He was a happy, selfless man, who I believe has received his reward. Rest High On That Mountain Bill Howard. When that trumpet sounds, you will receive your mansion in Heaven! You were truly missed today!


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