Monday, March 2, 2009


My wifes mother, Susan White, passed away this last Saturday. We were blessed to have her staying in our home, and she passed surrounded by those that she loved and those that loved her dearly. She had struggled for years against a body that was failing her before she answered God's call to come home. Experiencing the death of someone close to you is never easy. Trying to figure out how to explain that passing to two young boys is even harder. As I tried to support my wife and her family through this tragedy, I was amazed at her strength and emotional stability in the face something so terribly taxing. Susan, also known as Gigi, was a truly incredible person. She always tried to look on the bright side of everything. She never met a person that should couldn't have a conversation with, and she made friends in the strangest places. She never got lost....she just had adventures finding new routes to get to where she was going. She found joy in the most mundane tasks, particularly if they required a trip to any store. She loved our family more than life itself. Her grandchildren, Josh and Matthew, lit up her life and made her soul sing. She loved my wife, her only daughter, with all of her heart. She was a loyal and caring wife. I know that she has found a purple cloud (her favorite color) in Heaven and will be watching over us while she is snacking on her peaches and her other favorite sweets. We will miss her terribly.

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