I asked my mom if I could share these exquisite thoughts she wrote about my father, her husband. She said, “Always, in love.” Here, then, is another picture of my dad through the eyes of my mom.
Love and gratitude,
I always loved your dad, from the very first day I met him. I feel very sad that he is no longer walking on this earth, but his spirit and the love I experienced from him and his family will forever live in my heart.
No one ever knows what happens between a husband and wife but the two people themselves, and words are not capable of fully describing that unique relationship. Your dad was a wonderful person and I will always be glad that I was privileged to be a part of his life and to share with him the making of two amazing daughters.
I know your heart is incredibly sad….
Early on he told me he wanted to do his very best with whatever he chose to do. He wanted to be the best husband, the best father, the best friend, the best artist, the best professor, the best person–and he certainly always tried to do that. I believe the effort he put into meeting his own expectations put a great strain on his heart and, even thought it tried valiantly to bear up under that strain, it finally just wore out from all the trying.
Your dad’s love will always be with you and in you. My love will always be with you and in you. God’s love will always be with you and in you. So, walk in love, my dear, sweet daughter, knowing that you are always surrounded by and filled with love–a love for which there is no end.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love.
— 1 Corinthians 13:13