Wednesday, March 27, 2013
So here I sit with my coffee, filled with all kinds of emotions. Today we put to rest a special man in so many people's lives. Some will think this is too long to read, others it will mean nothing to them, and that's okay this is really for me anyway. I have found writing is the best way for me to process things. So here goes...
Ronnie was my father-in-law for many years and was probably the most unselfish man I've ever known. He always and I mean ALWAYS put others first. For many years he and his wife (my mother-in-law) had a mom and pop store on the lake near Victoria Landing area. Many times a customer would come in and Ronnie knew they didn't have the money to pay for what they needed. He'd just tell them, "Go on and get what you need, and pay me when you can", he never turned people away. He had a heart of gold and such a love for his family.
Ronnie was a man of few words, but when he did speak, you knew it was something that needed to be said, and you'd better listen up. Ronnie has been fighting cancer for awhile now and his main concern when he knew his fight was coming to an end, was for his family. He wanted to be here for them and to see the little ones (his great-grand children) grow up.
We say our goodbyes to him today, only for awhile until we can all be together again one day in our heavenly home. What a comfort that is, being a Christian and knowing this isn't a final goodbye. If you don't know Jesus and know you are going to heaven, seek Him and know the joy He has in store for you.
You know you have met and got to share part of your life's journey with someone really special when you can say you're a better person to have known them.
Bye for now Ronnie Hayes, see you on the other side~ You will always, always be my father-in-law, ♥ you~