Sunday, January 4, 2009


This morning Chris received a call from his father with the sad news that his Granddad had passed away last night.

Gordon welcomed me into his family with open arms.  When Braydon was born, Gordon and I started a new chapter in our lives, an "e" relationship.  While I have only had the privilege of meeting him in person only a handful of times, I would email him and his wife Ericka often with pictures of his great grandchildren.  Last summer, he finally had the chance to meet Kaylee (and see Braydon for the third time), and both kids seemed to light up his life.

While I believe he had not been healthy for a long time, his departure was more sudden and unexpected than we anticipated.  Chris and I are both saddened by his passing and our thoughts are with Ericka on this difficult day.  Good bye Gordon, and thanks for letting me into your life.


Lisa and DJ said...

What a sweet photo! I'm so sorry that his death was unexpected; that must be the hardest thing. I'll be thinking of you and your family!

Suzanne said...

I too am sorry. My love to you, Chris and your family.

Hollee said...

((Hugs)) to all of you. Losing a loved one is never an easy thing. I'll be thinking of you all.