Thursday, January 20, 2011

In Memory of Dad

We lost Mark's Dad last night. Lt. Col. Chester R. Mead, Ret. passed of natural causes at home. He was born December 28th, 1921. He served our country in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was a pilot and loved to fly, even after retiring from the military. He is survived by his wife Dorothy and children, Rob, Mark, Kristan and Bruce.

Picture of Dad & Mom (Chet & Sissie) on their wedding day.

I am at a loss for words after losing Kathryn, Mark's Sister just two weeks ago. Dad, thank you for welcoming me into your family in 1993. I'll always love you and hope that Kath, Freddie, Mimi and everyone else you loved helped welcome you to a better place. I hope to see you again one day.

Friday, January 7, 2011

In Memory of Kathryn

Kathryn, I miss you. You were the glue that held our family together. You were the kindest, most generous, thoughtful and loving person I've ever known. You were an amazing Mom and Grandma. You were a voice of reason and a protector. You always put everyone else first and tried to help anyone that needed it however you could. I've always loved you but feel so fortunate that I finally got to know you when we stayed with you for a while this past January and summer. If I had known this would happen I would have tried to spend more time with you and call more often. You are our guardian angel now. It hurts so bad that you are gone but I know you are still going to be looking out for all of us. You'll always be there.

It's been a very sad holiday for our family. Kathryn was diagnosed with cancer around Thanksgiving and passed away this Wednesday in Hospice. This happened so fast and even though it doesn't feel like it right now it was a blessing that God took her so quickly so she wouldn't suffer anymore. We'll never forget her and we'll always miss her.

Love you always Kath.