Saturday, November 29, 2008

In Loving Memory

Today marked the two year anniversary of the passing of Rick's dad, Cecil. His memory and health had declined rapidly in the last couple of years of his life, but his passing still seemed to come so quickly. He absolutely lit up whenever Riley was around and we are thankful to have pictures and memories of the two of them together. I was almost 8 months pregnant with Tyson, so although he never got to meet him, Cecil still knew he had another grandson on the way. In the days after Thanksgiving in 2006, the Christmas tree was put up at the Thames' house and Cecil was feeling up to getting out of bed that day. We took advantage of his energy and took as many family pictures as we could, not knowing they would be the last photos taken of Cecil. He passed away 3 days later and has been missed greatly ever since. We love and miss you Cecil, Dad, and Grandpa!
Cecil, Rick, and Doris- Taken February 2004
One of our last family photos with Cecil, taken November 26, 2006

1 comment:

Lisa Joy said...

Cecil was a good man--I have fun memories of spending time with Rick's whole family up at the property in Woodland. Both Cecil and Doris will be missed dearly, but their memories will live on in the hearts and minds of their children and grandchildren, whom they loved so much! Praying God's comfort over you both.