Monday, October 3, 2011

remembering...

Today, instead of Misty, we will be remembering my sister's husband, Alan. Hard to believe it has been two years, although if you look at how much his sons have grown, the time passage is obvious.

Alan would be so proud of his two boys.  I know he would also be proud of how well my sister is able to juggle everything on a daily basis, as she does everything to make sure their kids are ok.

Alan's love for sports certainly is embeded in both these kids' genes!  Along with his intelligence and wit.

Hugs to Marybeth, Theo and Miles, as well as Alan's mom, dad, sister, and brother.

12 comments:

Diana said...

My heart goes out to all of you.

Helen said...

So sad to lose a parent, especially so when the children are so young.

Just Ramblin' said...

The loss of a loved one is so difficult no matter where we are in our lives, but these boys are so young. It seems as if your sister and Alan's family have a good support group with you being so aware and sweet. I hope today holds postive memories for them all.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Hugs to you all.

houndstooth said...

I don't know the details, but it's obvious he was taken much too soon! I hope that his boys and your sister have a lot of happy memories of him to think about today.

Ludo van Doggy said...

Giving you lots of extra sheltie kisses.
~ludo

Dawn said...

Hugs to you and your sister and especially the boys. What a cool Dad Allen was! He so much looks like the runner that he was. Just can't imagine losing him when they are so young...or at all. Your sister is a strong woman that's for sure.

betty said...

Love and hugs to all of you. Your photos and stories and words are loving memories and encouragement. They celebrate Alan and his family. We can not forget.

Rob said...

It's always a shame when it's one of the good guys that gets called up.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

((((hugs))))))

Kathy said...

sometimes life seems so unfair ((HUGS))

Lassiter Chase and T said...

This was a very touching post. It's hard when you lose someone so close. Mommy's dad passed away 10 years ago, and it is still hard on her. In Ukrainian we have a saying that means "Eternal Memory" when someone passes away, it sounds like this when you write it in English letters "Vichnaya Pamyat". Not sure if you have a similar expression in Polish or not. (Mommy notices a lot of things like foods and customs are similar between Poland and Ukraine -- so maybe you have a similar expression in Polish.) May Allan's memory be eternal, Vichnaya Pamyat.