An Sudden Goodbye – Peanut Butter Fingers

Good day buddies. The previous few days have been very laborious and really heavy. They’ve been full of intense nervousness and immense unhappiness. I’m so extremely unhappy to share Ryan’s dad handed away. We’ve shared this information with family and friends and Ryan mentioned I might share this information on the weblog with all of you right now as effectively.

To again the whole lot up a bit, Ryan went over to Greg’s condominium a couple of 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 telephone so Ryan drove over to his condominium and knocked on his door. He didn’t reply.

Ryan then discovered Greg not alive in his condominium 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 instances. 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 inclined to overshare my very own life, I’m immensely protecting over the folks I like and totally acknowledge that the well being considerations and struggles of my family members usually are not mine to share with out permission even when watching folks I like undergo challenges impacts me deeply.)

When Ryan left for Greg’s condominium we had been each scared and full of the sort of worry and nervousness 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. Understanding I gained’t hear Greg’s goofy “dad jokes” or watch him gentle up as he talks about Ryan and our boys or his journey adventures makes the whole lot really feel so everlasting and so laborious. 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.

Understanding what Ryan went by way of when he discovered his dad is truthfully one thing I can’t speak about aloud proper now. It’s an excessive amount of and too laborious and one thing nobody ought to ever should expertise. Ryan was really an unimaginable son to his father. He’s Greg’s solely youngster and navigating subsequent steps following the lack of his dad in such a traumatic method appears like lots. We’re strolling by way of this collectively and with the love of our family and friends.

We’re additionally remembering Greg.

We’re remembering a person with an excellent 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 snort and groan.

We’re smiling eager about the “items” he’d give us that he’d discover round his condominium or at Publix; some that genuinely ended up being probably the most helpful issues we personal. (The “emergency” duffle bag he gave us that Ryan stored in his automotive got here in useful lots! Who knew a rogue silver spoon is perhaps wanted every now and then?) We can’t 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 one in every 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 further massive bowls of ice cream.

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Above all, he adored Ryan.

We are going to miss our beloved Greg, Granddad and Dad so very, very a lot.