I know, you have already guessed what I am about to say. I can barely believe what I am writing here ~ it just can't be real, can it?! Sadly, it is for real. Bob passed away in the wee hours of the morning this August 1, 2009. He left this world having lived a good and purposeful life. A kinder man is rare to find. He was a friend, like a brother to my Tom. You know how you find that one friend who clicks? Bob and Tom clicked. They shared a passion for many a cause. Bob was a husband, father, brother and a friend to me. We already miss his laugh, that big smile that lit up his eyes with a little bit of mischief twinkling there. Lol, this man had a sense of humor! His kind and generous heart...it was his nature to be kind and we'll miss that like we will miss knowing that he's just down the road where you expect him to be.
Saying goodbye to Bob, having to walk away and knowing this was the last goodbye was the worst thing. We are glad to have had time with him in his last hours, but man that was hard. The days ahead will be a challenge, I look at Tom and I am so very thankful that this good man is still here beside me and together we can bare most anything to come.
Thanks to all of you who prayed for Bob as he made this journey and for keeping us in your hearts as well.