Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A sad Christmas....

This Christmas was a very sad one. The Sunday before Christmas, my fiance's father passed away. It was very upsetting to all of us.  He was such a joy to spend time with. His name was Carroll Byrd Gore. He lived to be 66, and he was the best future father in law I ever had! Scott and I have been dating since 2005, so I got to know the family very well, so that is a huge blessing. I am glad I got to be close with his whole family.  It breaks my heart that this happened, and right before Christmas, makes it even more hard to deal with. I put together a collage for the viewing, I think it turned out great, and I am glad I made it. It shows what a great man he was. It makes me sad that he didn't live to see our wedding, but I was happy that he got to know that we were getting married before he passed away. I want to do something special in my wedding in recognition to him.

Ofcourse, it has been a very rough and sad time here recently. but on Monday morning, it really hit home. So everyday since Roxy has been a puppy, we have always taken her to Scott's parent's house while we were at work. Scott's father was retired, so he was at home, and loved to watch Roxy. Since Scott and I both work, he welcomed the company, and Roxy enjoyed it so much. We took her to be with him everyday for about 2 years. She had such a routine. I would drop her off in the mornings, she would run to Scott's Dad, and we would talk for about 10 minutes every morning, mainly because I didn't want to rush off.....and then when I would leave, Scott's Dad would open the blinds, and Roxy would run over to the window to watch me drive away. Then every afternoon I would go to pick her up after work, and Carroll would tell me about the day, how Roxy made little children in the neighborhood so happy when he took her on her walks every day. He always had a new story to tell me about their adventures. After he passed away, the little girls down the street's mother came up to the house, to bring some food up, and she told Scott's mom that although she never had met her, she came to know Carroll and Roxy from his walks around the neighborhood, and the girls were really going to miss him. It just makes me so sad, that such a wonderful person is gone now.

Right now we are trying to adapt to life without him, which has been hard. Roxy is trying to adapt too. She is not used to being at home, and not seeing her Granddaddy anymore, yes, she is a dog, but Roxy was Carroll's grandpup, and not a day goes by that I forget that!

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