Sixteen years ago today, my father moved from earth to heaven. I still miss him, and when my sister posted a picture of him on Facebook a week or two ago, it gave me the idea to post a few pictures of him here. My dad was a wonderful man who loved his Lord and Savior, and his family. This first picture was taken in 1992.
Dad thought this picture, taken in 1994, was a very good one of him. It does capture his personality very well!
Dad and Mom, that same day, at the Little Sable Point lighthouse in Silver Lake, Michigan.
Dad and Mom’s 26th anniversary, 1993.
Dad in 1990 with my second-youngest brother. Isn’t he cute?
Our wedding—Dad had looked forward for years to walking a daughter up the aisle. I am thankful he was able to be at our wedding.
Holding Esther, his first grandchild, in 1998. He got to see his second grandchild as well; he died 8 days after Mr. Handyman was born. He always liked 2-year-olds the best, it seemed, but he never got to enjoy a 2-year-old grandchild, as Esther was only a year and a half when he died.
I learned so much from my Dad, and sure look forward to seeing him again someday.