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.


Chelsi Lasater said...

I love you, Sweetie. I'm so sorry such a great man is gone from this earth. I'm so glad you were all able to be there together. I know you will make sure the boys remember him always and I'm sure he is looking down on you right now and is so proud of you for carrying on his legacy.

Jen J said...

That was truly beautiful. I cried, of course, but feel blessed to have known your father for the short period of time that I did. He left a legacy of love. :) said...

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Ashley said...

What a beautiful post about such a great man. I especially loved your dad's quote, it is very bitter sweet. We are all still thinking about you. We love you!