Monday, April 21, 2014

Grandpa Dan's Passing

We got word while at Disneyland that Jason's Dad was put on hospice after a brave 10 year fight with cancer.  So, the day after we got back, we headed over to be with the whole family and Dad.  His daughter Carrie (Jason's stepsister) was in town and we got some precious pictures and he shared lots of stories of his life and we all shared memories.
The next week on Easter Sunday, we knew he was going to pass.  We skipped church and went straight over.  We spent a lot of time with the family in the room with him singing and remembering.  All the girls got to say goodbye.  Then my folks took the two little ones over to Steve's house for dinner while Jason, Laura and I stayed on.  (Thank you so much for rallying, family!  Love you!)  With all the family in the room, Jason gave his Dad the most beautiful blessing of tribute and release and Dad passed just a few minutes later.  It was one of the most emotional and spiritual times of our lives.  It was wonderful to think of the resurrection and bring the family closer.  What a tribute to Dad's life...till we meet again.


  1. I'm so sorry for your loss, but so grateful that you got to spend time with him and have precious memories and pictures. What a blessing the gospel is!

  2. Great pictures of this last time spent with him. My kids have a picture of themselves with Grandpa Jesse hanging in their rooms. You should print one for your kids to hang on their boards. It's nice for them to remind them of their grandpa.

  3. I miss miss my sweetheart more than I have words to express! Dan you were a perfect husband for me!!