January 31, 2010

...grateful treasures

this is my father-in-law grandpa brent and my daughter tess. 
 this photo is a blessing of sorts because grandpa brent isn.t found in too many pictures. he must.ve always been hiding when the camera came out i guess. i stole this rare appearance a few weeks ago while we were visiting our family in utah. i am so grateful for tender mercies that are unrecognizable at the moment.... but show their kind faces when the time is just right.
grandpa b unexpectedly went to heaven friday night.
interesting how a photo i skipped right over several days ago suddenly became a treasure...


  1. oh my goodness Chrissy I am SO sorry......

    my prayers are with you, Ned, all of your family...

    this photo is a treasure....a gem.

    sending you all the love and hugs you need...and then some!



  2. I will keep you and your family in my prayers ... I am also sorry ...I send you big email blog hug....

  3. Wow, Chrissy, I'm so sorry to hear that! Sending bushels of hugs and love to you and all of your family. Sometimes the difficult times can be bittersweet as you relive precious memories and re-connect with family members - I have found that to be true and hope it is so for you. So glad you captured that photo!! Keeping you close in thought and prayer, Patty

  4. I'm so sorry for your loss. What a comfort to have spent time together so recently and capture that special photo. Tender mercies really are all around us. Love to you from Oregon. ♥


  5. Chrissy n' Ned,
    I am sorry for your loss; how sad! I hope you can
    share the memories of what made this man, unique.
    When I look at my kids, there are quirks, smirks and or a look that reminds me of my Dad. Sometimes, it is just a remark. I hope as a family,you can remember the wonderful times you shared with your father-in-law/father/grandfather!

    Cherish those times and talk about them to keep his memory alive! His spirit will remain in your hearts!

  6. Oh, Chrissy, I am so sorry for you and your family and am keeping you in my heart and thoughts!! Hugs, Silke

  7. Chrissy my dear, so sorry for your loss. How is Ned doing through this? This photo is darling, Tess looks so much like you, I love her braces!!
    hugs to you and your family.

  8. Hi Chrissy. I hold you in my heart and am sending love and light to you and all your family.


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