Sunday, November 20, 2011

Rest in Peace

I need to take a moment to diverge from my typical banter to share some less fortunate news. Sadly on Sunday, November 19, 2011 John's dad passed away. A life that surely seems cut too short at just 60 years old. It devastates me to think that he will never meet or hold his first grandson in just a few months or walk Molly, his only daughter, down the aisle on the day when she says "I do." It hardly seems like he was finished with his work here on earth, but I suppose sometimes God has plans that are not our own. Now we have to remember the good times and many memories we have of him, and rest assured knowing that he will be looking down on us...

John Patrick McGarry
January 5, 1951 - November 19, 2011

To back up for just a minute....John and I quickly headed to Cincinnati on Nov 9th (the day before John's b'day) when we got a call that his dad was in the hospital and there might not be much more time. After being there for several days we decided I'd come back to Denver for this past week (I'm trying to save my PTO days for when the baby arrives) when we knew things were going to take a bit more time.  John has spent nearly 2 weeks in Cincinnati waiting by his dad's side in the hospital. It has not been easy to be apart from him this past week, especially with knowing all that has been weighing on his shoulders. I feel terrible that I wasn't there when his dad actually passed, but I suppose this is one of those situations you just have to accept, and I'm heading back this week for the visitation and funeral.  While this has been a most difficult time for us the outpouring of love and support from all of our friends and other family members has really helped. I cannot tell you how thankful I am for the text's, calls, emails, etc from so many of you offering to help, checking to see how things are going, and sending many kind words. I feel so blessed that John and I have such wonderful friends and families. Thank you all for your love and support, and please continue to keep us in your thoughts this coming week as the next few days will continue to be difficult. Remember to give your families that extra hug at Thanksgiving this year because life truly is too short

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful picture... we will always cherish the happy memories we made with Uncle John (I'm assuming this one is from your beautiful wedding:). Many, many more reasons to celebrate to come! We love you guys. <3