Saturday, March 26, 2011

My 2nd Dad is gone

He started his new life in heaven just a few hours ago.

It was very difficult for them to make it all the way here from Arizona last June for McKay and McKenna's wedding reception. Determination is what got them here. They also journeyed here for Tyler and Karen's wedding back in May of 2009, but he got so sick they had to return home before the ceremony even started. 

Mom and Dad Heasley would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this year.

He loved his family fiercely. He always will. 
Love and family never die.

I am sad for us, but oh so happy for him.

20 comments:

Sue said...

He has the most kindly face, and how wonderful that he always put family first, even when he was ill.

All of you are in my prayers. He sounds like a great man.

=)

Annette said...

I love what you said... I am so sad for us, but oh so happy for him. He had lots of people waiting for him. Wonderful picture, It truly is hard to say goodbye! Love you friend!

Robin said...

I am sad for your loss, but truly glad he lived in such a way you know where he is right now !! May you find the Peace the Savior promised in this time of sadness !!

Eileen said...

He looks so happy in that picture, and I'm sure of his joy and happiness now.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
I love your first sentence here.
Love and Prayers,
Eileen

Richard said...

Great picture...it actually captures much more than the Sr. Heasleys sweet character.

Grandma Honey said...

Richard~~ I so agree. It captures the happy start of a new Heasley family in the making...his posterity.

Karen Mortensen said...

So sorry for your loss. He was a great man. I bet he is having a fun time with Bill right now.

cristie said...

a new life in heaven...xox

Valerie said...

What a sweet looking couple. I sure hope I have someone before I'm that age so I could be part of a cute couple. Sorry that he has moved on and isn't with you for now, but so glad you know you will all be together again.

Mar~ said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your sweet family. Losing a loved one is always hard on those left behind but what a great legacy he has left for all of you.
I hope his wife is doing well through this time.

Richard said...

Jill..I was actually thinking the picture showed how good Rose Emler and Steve Vukovich were looking.

Anonymous said...

He was a good man =always comfortable to be around. We will all miss him.
Richard Rozier "Sr".

Amy Nielson said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

darlene said...

Does his wife have someone to look after her?

Scrapally said...

I too am sorry for your loss. You are absolutely right, love and family never die. Reunions in heaven are so fun to imagine and think about. Sending hugs and prayers to all your family...

Stephanie Cozzens said...

I'm so sorry you lost him - and smiled to think of the wonderful reunions he's having.

What a gift to have had him in your life.

Grandma Honey said...

Darlene~ Logan and Amy are on their way to AZ now to find out the answer to that question. She does have a son living near by so that's good.

C Dawn's bucket said...

I am so sorry for you loss!

grandmapeg said...

That was such a sign of love for them to make the effort for McKay and McKenna! I'm sure he will be missed by many.

Lisa said...

So sorry to hear this but understand that he is very happy & liberated now. I cannot believe they lived so long & married that long too! WOW. That's a life worth celebrating!