Heaven needed a handyman. John passed suddenly at the age of 59 on Sat. Oct. 16th. John was raised in Fircrest, WA, graduated from Wilson High School in 1969 and attended University of Puget Sound. A long time resident of Bonney Lake, WA. In life John was a loving husband, caring father and playful grandfather. After 30 years at Seafreeze he retired, days were spent with family, travelling in the motor home, rock hounding, mushroom hunting, cooking on the BBQ and restoring his 54 Studebaker. John always wore a smile and gave amazing hugs. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, his children and grandsons. In Heaven every Opal has fire
I did not have the strength to run.. My energy and will to lace up was gone.. the boys kept saying "Want to go in the jogging stroller!" So we drank some coffee and went out as a family. It felt so good to be out running. Dad was always so proud of my athletics.. He went to every game and track meet and kept a close tally on my stats. Years later he could quote my game highs, remembering down to the last rebound. He was glued to the computer screen the day of my first Marathon, he offered to watch the Little Studs. Dad took a picture of the computer screen when I finished.
Yesterday I reflected during those 2 miles. I will miss him every day, but he is in a better place, Heaven. And Dad would want me to keep moving...today I will meet with my running friend Tammy. Her husband James will be the pastor at Dad's Celebration of Life. I met her on the run, who knew that our connection would lead to her husband playing such an important role.
We will run 59 minutes for Dad!!!
- What have you done today to show those you love how much you care? Live life to the fullest, cherish the moments!!