Monday, December 10, 2007
My sweet Uncle Bobby passed away very suddenly this October. He had a heart attack while driving to the grocery store. He was 74 so it may not seem like too much of a shocker, but he was very active and pretty healthy. He was running a foot race with my 15 year old Nephew just a couple of years ago! It certainly goes to show that you never know when it will be the last time you see someone.
His passing made me think about all the years with him. Christmases were the most memorable. We spent many of them cutting down cedar trees on his property and shooting mistletoe out of the treetops. He always thought of others first and encouraged EVERYONE. I NEVER heard him speak unkindly of anyone or to anyone. He just had such a spirit of humility and service. I honestly can't say I've ever known a kinder, gentler, more wonderful man.
He and my Daddy were only a year apart and were VERY close. They spoke to each other every day. This is an old picture I found of them from one of our Christmas visits. My dad is really missing him so keep him in your prayers.
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