Monday, October 20, 2008

One More Angel's Watching Over Us

Last night, Jasens sweet Dad, suffered a sudden heart-attack, and has passed away.
We are so very sad. Please keep Jasen in your prayers this week.

How I will remember my darling father-in-law..

He was a project away from being done..
and football on t.v.--
he was a rancher in his heart of hearts..
but a business man, to raise a family.
He liked to stay up watching movies,
with his sons there all night long.
He'd joke,"Sounds like a personal problem"
if ya told him what was wrong.
But he was tender.. he was loyal.
Unwavering in times of fear.
And his arms were a favorite place,
for all his grandkids gathered near.
He loved steak made outside on the grill,
and "chocolate bagels" for dessert..
and when his loved ones suffered,
was the only time, you knew he hurt.
He was loving. He was gentle.
He was honest. He was fair.
He was making patato salad..
and glad to have you there.
Dennis. Husband. Brother. Son.
Dad. Poppy,and Grandpa.
In every part he played..
it was a great man that we saw.
And that is why we'll miss him.
In his jeans and white tennis shoes.
He was someone we love with all our hearts..
and that it breaks our hearts, to lose.


Julie said...

I knew when you called me early yesterday morning something was up. We are so, so sorry! Dennis was such a tender man, which I'm sure is where Jasen gets that quality. He will be missed by so many.

Svenska & Sheaux said...

Oh, cousin! I am so sad to hear about your loss. We will be praying for you all.

Kristina said...

Katy & Jasen- We are so sorry. Your family will be in our prayers. -Kristina & Shane

Jana said...

I am so sorry to hear about Jasen's dad. Let me know if we can do anything. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

Stef said...


I am so sorry to hear about Jasen's Dad. We will be thinking about you.

Brynne said...

What a beautiful poem and tribute to Jasen's Dad--you have an amazing talent that I am glad you share so freely. You have me crying again reading that and every time I think of what you all are going through. We've been praying for you and will continue to do so. We love you guys!

C. Bellini said...

Katy - I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.

emma jo said...

Bless your hearts!! We will be thinking of you guys and loving you lots!!

The Johnson's said...

I'm so sorry, Katy. Your family is in my thoughts & prayers.

Abby said...

Your family will certainly be in our thoughts and prayers! Beautiful tribute.

Dave and Mel said...

I am so sorry to hear about Jason's dad. We will be thinking of you guys.

Kim Chapman said...

So sorry Katy. Thinking of you and your family.

The Schiess Family said...

We love you guys. Your in our thought, prayers and hearts.

Candice said...

Your in our prayers!

Suzie Petunia said...

I am so saddened to hear about this. Please tell Jasen we're thinking of him. And give your kids big hugs from us.

Amy Lynn said...

Oh sweet Katy...I'm so sorry to hear about Jasen's dad. Please know each of you will definitely be in our thoughts and prayers! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful tribute of an amazing man! We love you!

mo said...

We knew Dennis and what a great man he was. I know you will both miss him so much. We'll keep you in our hearts and prayers. Give Jasen a big hug from us.