Monday, October 5, 2009

A Loss in our Family.

My dear Brother in Law passed away unexpectedly on Friday. I’ve pretty much been in shock all weekend. My husband has gone back to Portland today after going down for the day yesterday with one of our daughters.

It’s hard to convey the things you think about at a time like this. I am grateful that he and my husband had a long conversation hardly an hour before the heart attack occurred and that he was excited to come up for the Thanksgiving holiday. They discussed many gospel topics, as they are both Sunday school teachers, and I couldn’t help but think that he was already discovering the answers to the things he merely had faith in a few moments before. He had a solid testimony in Jesus Christ and was a very kind church member. He is joining his little sister who died of cancer several years ago and his father, who also died of a heart attack the October that he was 51 years old.

His poor mother now has two children here on earth and two in heaven with their father. We had her and my aunt over for dinner yesterday after conference.

There has been an outpouring of support from friends and neighbors. His children range from the 20’s down to a 14 year old daughter who is the youngest.

I’m writing but I don’t know what to say. I will miss him. I will refer you to my husband’s post if you want to hear more about him.




  1. Such a tragedy. I'm so sorry for your family.

  2. Time really does heal wounds in this case, as life goes on and as the shock wears off you start to see the blessings again, and it is easier to comprehend it all. I want you to know, though, I am sorry for your loss and I know you have a lot going on right now.
    Refiner's fire......

  3. This year has just been so emotional and for me and so many people I know . . . so many unexpected losses, I've heard of or been directly affected by one monthly is seems. It forces us to think about what's really important though. I feel like I'm way more in tune this year with the spirit than I have been in a while. Heavenly Father must have some important work going on upstairs to need so many of his best children to come home.

  4. Awe don't have to say a word...I hear your sympathy coming straight from your heart. Blessings to you and your dear husband and all of his family, including the children your brother in law left behind. I am so sorry for your loss.
    everything vintage


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