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Sunday, December 14, 2008

My Dad

For those of you who don't know, my dad passed away this past Wednesday. This past week has been one of the hardest of my life. The only way I can describe my dad is to say he was a happy man. He has dedicated the last years of his life giving service and being an example to those around him. I loved my dad with every ounce of my body and am now having a hard time imagining life without him. He made our family complete. The one thing I can say I have learned from my dad without a doubt is that the savior is there to help carry our burdens. The atonement is real and that the most important thing in life is to stay united with our family. Our family has had many trials in the past few years and my dad is now helping from the other side. No matter how much pain my dad was in he never complained. He was always there for me and my three little sisters. What he loved the most was to give us a fathers blessing. I am so grateful for every moment I have had with him and most of all feel lucky to have had him as my dad. He took care of me when I was sick and comforted me when I needed him most. He brought so much joy with his goofy jokes and his huge smile that would brighten the room. He has touched so many people's lives. We have had such an outpour of love from so many people this past week. Thank you so much for all of you who have been so supportive in my family's time of need. I have never seen so many people willing to give service. His funeral will be this Tuesday morning in Mesa. Thank you again for all of your love and support.


Basarabas said...

I am truly sorry for your loss. Hang in there. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. That is a wonderful tribute to your dad.

Suni said...

Oh Brittany I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure you are going through a lot...I hope you can feel peace and comfort. I will be thinking about you.

azHarline said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. This is Mayra and I just ran across your blog. I love the tribute to your dad.

Heather said...

beautiful :) I put some of the pictures on blog to tribute him as well.

Check it out.

Dawn Davis said...

Brittany, I'm so sorry for your loss. Isn't it wonderful to understand the gospel and the Plan of Salvation? Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jake & Laura said...

Brittany, I am so sorry for your loss. We will pray for you and your family.
This is Laura, I just came across your blog we have got to keep in touch.