An Sudden Goodbye – Peanut Butter Fingers

Howdy pals. The previous few days have been very exhausting 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 mentioned I might share this information on the weblog with all of you at the moment as nicely.

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

Ryan then discovered Greg now not alive in his condo 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 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 should not mine to share with out permission even when watching folks I like undergo challenges impacts me deeply.)

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

My coronary heart is ripped open for a myriad of causes. Figuring out 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 exhausting. He was all the time so fast to share the kindest phrases about our household and repeatedly constructed us up as people and as a household unit.

Figuring out what Ryan went by way of when he discovered his dad is actually one thing I can’t speak about aloud proper now. It’s an excessive amount of and too exhausting and one thing nobody ought to ever should expertise. Ryan was really an unbelievable son to his father. He’s Greg’s solely baby and navigating subsequent steps following the lack of his dad in such a traumatic method seems like loads. 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 a superb coronary heart who cherished the outside. We’re remembering a person whose punctuality couldn’t be beat and who was all the time fast to chime in with the corniest of the corny jokes that made everybody concurrently snigger and groan.

We’re smiling excited about the “items” he’d give us that he’d discover round his condo 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 saved in his automobile got here in helpful loads! Who knew a rogue silver spoon is perhaps wanted now and again?) We can’t assist however really feel a squeeze of pleasure after we image him with Sadie, the canine he cherished who fiercely cherished him again.

He by no means missed studying one in all my weblog posts and adored the seaside, Florida sunshine, household, journey, nature, espresso, mountaineering, Muay Thai, McDonald’s sizzling muffins and sausage and additional giant 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.