My father-in-law John recently passed away at the age of 66. He passed away at home of a heart attack on March 17, 2011. When you really think about it, 66 is young considering lots of people die in their 80's. It is kind of weird to think that March 12th was the last day that I saw him. We had a birthday party for our nephew, John's grandson, that day. We knew he wasn't doing well health wise then, but we didn't really understand how bad it really was. It makes me think of all the things he wanted for Will & I. How he wanted us to be happy, have/adopt children, and to be better off financially to name a few. My father-in-law only wanted the best for us. He may not have known how to say what he wanted to say without someone taking it personally, but we knew he did it out of love. Isn't that what you want? I would rather of had it that way than having him keep his mouth shut.
John's passing also makes me remember my mom and how she died to soon as well. She passed away at the age of 36 of breast cancer. It is kind of weird to think that I have out lived my mother. I was only 12 at the time she passed and had recently moved to a new town, which meant a new school, new friends, a whole new way of life.
Just a couple of examples of people who are gone much too soon! I have imagined my mom & John meeting for the first time in heaven. That is a wonderful picture and puts a smile on my face. Our loss is heaven's gain. Just wish it wasn't so soon.