Sunday, March 31, 2013

Roy's Disease of Love

"Cancer is a disease of love because you get to have time to say goodbye." - Leland Roy. 
My Dad said that we all knew what we were going to face in this life and we still happily awaited to come to earth.  He knew that he must have signed up for this, although slightly regretting it now he said as he chuckled.  But now I'm so glad that he doesn't have to suffer anymore.  My Dad went back to his Heavenly Father yesterday.  He was able to be surrounded by his family, all his sons and daughters home, and given a blessing by his sons.  He's had countless blessings throughout his fight, but my brother Ryan was able to come home from England on Friday and so for the first time in 3 years, all of us kids were together with him.  He led a great life, married the most wonderful women in the world, raised 8 great kids and has loved and enjoyed the life of 24 grandkids. 
I sure miss this guy:
He loved holding his grandbabies and always did so much with them, and my boys.
Papa Roy with Tatton
Papa Roy with Lincoln
Papa Roy with Harrison
And Papa Roy with Ethan. 
He was a wonderful Dad and a true Grandpa at heart and I hope my boys will be able to remember him like I will.

Ethan Roy

Introducing our newest young man to the family!  

 This little guy is already over two weeks!  We've been been so busy with our family of 4 boys that I haven't had time to post about him!  Tatton has been a big helper, especially for Mommy, Lincoln is protective of him and likes to hold Ethan and Harrison loves him almost too much. He is kissing and holding "baby" as much as we'll let him.  The boys couldn't come and see him in the hospital because it was still flu season by hospital policies, I was probably bummed the most.  So when we hot home we had 3 pretty excited boys...
Unfortunately they all were still a little sickly so we got to do the whole mask thing for the first few days, but they looked cute and were troopers about it!  
Ethan's been a good baby, eating, pooping and sleeping, and we've been enjoying having such a precious little guy in our home again!