Today he is 88, he is my father in law and he is also in Hospice care. The past week has been hard for our family, especially for my husband. He has spent the past 5 nights with his dad.
This first photo was taken on May 24, 1985...the day he became my father in law. Since then we have shared many happy and difficult times as a family.
The kids know him as Papa., Sydney is the youngest of his five grandchildren. This photo was taken right after Valentines Day in 2000 when she was 7 months old. I dressed her in those overalls a lot...they were so cute but much more boyish than I remember.
If as mere men we can forgive and show mercy and grace, how much more will God, the one who knit us together in our mother's womb show us?