An Surprising Goodbye – Peanut Butter Fingers

Good day associates. The previous few days have been very arduous and really heavy. They’ve been crammed with intense anxiousness and immense disappointment. I’m so extremely unhappy to share Ryan’s dad handed away. We’ve shared this information with family and friends and Ryan stated I may share this information on the weblog with all of you at present as effectively.

To again every part up a bit, Ryan went over to Greg’s house just a few days in the past as a result of we couldn’t get ahold of him. We had been very involved when he was not answering his cellphone so Ryan drove over to his house and knocked on his door. He didn’t reply.

Ryan then discovered Greg now not alive in his house and it has since been decided he handed of pure causes. Greg’s well being has been a priority for some time now, as Ryan and I’ve each been to the physician and out and in of the hospital with him many occasions. That is one thing I didn’t share on the weblog, as I needed to respect my father-in-law’s privateness. (Whereas I are likely to overshare my very own life, I’m immensely protecting over the individuals I like and totally acknowledge that the well being considerations and struggles of my family members aren’t mine to share with out permission even when watching individuals I like undergo challenges impacts me deeply.)

When Ryan left for Greg’s house we had been each scared and crammed with the sort of concern and anxiousness that churns your abdomen and overtakes your physique. When the nightmare we imagined was confirmed, we had been devastated.

My coronary heart is ripped open for a myriad of causes. Realizing I gained’t hear Greg’s goofy “dad jokes” or watch him mild up as he talks about Ryan and our boys or his journey adventures makes every part really feel so everlasting and so arduous. He was at all times so fast to share the kindest phrases about our household and repeatedly constructed us up as people and as a household unit.

Realizing what Ryan went by when he discovered his dad is actually one thing I can not discuss aloud proper now. It’s an excessive amount of and too arduous and one thing nobody ought to ever need to expertise. Ryan was actually an unbelievable son to his father. He’s Greg’s solely little one and navigating subsequent steps following the lack of his dad in such a traumatic approach seems like rather a lot. We’re strolling by this collectively and with the love of our family and friends.

We’re additionally remembering Greg.

We’re remembering a person with a great coronary heart who liked the outside. We’re remembering a person whose punctuality couldn’t be beat and who was at all times fast to chime in with the corniest of the corny jokes that made everybody concurrently snicker and groan.

We’re smiling eager about the “presents” he’d give us that he’d discover round his house or at Publix; some that genuinely ended up being essentially the most helpful issues we personal. (The “emergency” duffle bag he gave us that Ryan stored in his automobile got here in helpful rather a lot! Who knew a rogue silver spoon is likely to be wanted once in a while?) We can not assist however really feel a squeeze of pleasure after we image him with Sadie, the canine he liked who fiercely liked him again.

He by no means missed studying considered one of my weblog posts and adored the seaside, Florida sunshine, household, journey, nature, espresso, mountain climbing, Muay Thai, McDonald’s sizzling desserts and sausage and additional massive bowls of ice cream.

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Above all, he adored Ryan.

We’ll miss our beloved Greg, Granddad and Dad so very, very a lot.