Friday, December 21, 2007

Good-Bye to the Last Old cowboy

It is with a heavy heart that I post this tonight. My father-in-law died in my husbands
arms tonight at 6.20..He did CPR on him until the ambulance arrived but they pronounced him dead on the scene.I have always called him Papa Bear because he
he has a scruffy look about him and a deep voice. So naturally his grand-kids also called him Papa-Bear. He was a man of his word. He still dealt with hand shakes and he judged you by the way you did business.
He was my weather man and my baby sitter (phone sitter) and he always answered his phone so you could always call him and talk. He LOVED his grand kids....He would say they were his name sake and he was very proud of all of them.
When one of the kids were sick he would call and say "how is the patient".
He knew Everything about being on a farm and having a garden. I called him for any problem I was having. He would always say "baby have I ever lied to you" and I would say "no sir" and he would say this is what I think.
I can't believe he is gone out of our life forever. I can't believe he wont knock on our door Christmas morning to see what all the kids got. This is something he did every year.. He also gave them 100.00 in gold coins because he used to say it was their treasure and he has continued to do this for the last 12 years.
He has not always been crazy about our descion to homeschooling or to have more children or to adopt Joseph but he started liking us homeschooling and he loved when we were going to have a new baby...he came around about our adoption to Joseph.
I will miss this man so very much..He has been a father to me in so many ways my own dad never was or never could be. He truly Loved me and was proud of me and the job I am doing raising his grand-kids.He told me this so often. He called me his "baby girl". I will miss knowing that when the clouds turn black that I can't pick up the phone and call "papa Bear" to ask how bad is it going to be? I will miss our phone conversations about the kids and I will miss hearing him laugh at the things wild man Cooper does..I will miss hearing him say I love you too......he always said it....and I know he meant it.
So Good Bye Papa Bear
you will be missed.

your daughter in law,


Katherine Vest said...

Y'all are in our prayers!

Stefanie said...

Oh Robin and Family I am deeply sorry for your loss. I will be holding you all up in prayer as you get through this.

Stefanie Solt

Brandi said...

Oh Rob, I am so sorry. For your whole family, we will be praying.

Love you guys,

Welcome to Jen said...

Rob and Scott,
I am so so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.

Love ya Rob!



Olivia said...

Dear Whites,
We are very sorry for your loss. When there is something we can do, please let us know.
"Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4

You're in our prayers,
The Brodocks

Anonymous said...

how sweet...i love my father in law like this too. I will pray for your peace during this time. love, Denise

Heart4Adoption said...

I am so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you. Tanya

megee said...

Robin, We're all thinking about the White family in Mississippi. We love y'all and want you to know that each of you are in our prayers. I feel like I know a lot more about "Uncle Minton" from reading your touching blog. God Bless, Andrea & family

missy said...

Robin, I am so sad and sorry for you. As I write this, I am sitting next to my mother on law on her couch. This is our first Christmas without my father in law and, although he was a perfect man, we loved him dearly and miss him terribly. Love you, Missy

Anonymous said...

Rob and Scott,
Thinking of you and praying for God's grace to comfort you. It's so hard to understand God's ways sometimes, but His ways are perfect even when we can't see the reasons.
Love you so


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