Friday, February 11, 2011

It's Another Beautiful Day

It's Another Beautiful Day

This photo is dedicated to my father in law Vane Suter. He passed away on 2/09/11. He struggled for over 20 years with a debilitating illness called Primary Lateral Sclerosis. This disease robbed him of the use of his body but never his mind. Every day till the end of his life he would greet you with a smile and say," It's Another Beautiful Day!" Every day! This is our family's moto now. He will always be a hero to me in every sence of the word.

The picture was taken in his and my mother in law's back yard. They live in Southern California and the backyard overlooks the valley and the San Gabriel Mountains. It is a beautiful sight.

The whole family has gathered at this location to be together during this time and take care of so many, many things. He took care of everything in this house even with his disability. My mother in law is very ill and we are getting in home care for her. On Sunday we will be having a celebration of life with many friends and family.

During the summer the family will gather for our annual vacation. We are going to charter a boat to take us out to sea and scatter his ashes as a family. As an avid scuba diver (one of the first people in this sport) and boatman this is his request.

Every day please remember that it is another beautiful day!


7 comments:

Joyful said...

What a beautiful and poignant post to go with your beautiful photo (and view). I send you and your family my condolences and wish you a good send off for your dear FIL on Sunday. Hugs xx

Cindy said...

Candy, I'm so sorry for your loss. I love his outlook and his motto. It will indeed be a beautiful weekend here in SoCal, and you and your family will be in my thoughts.

Mandy said...

What a wonderful outlook on life and legacy to leave behind. Candy, I'm sorry for your loss and you and your family will be in my prayers.

Mandy said...

What a wonderful outlook on life and legacy to leave behind. Candy, I'm sorry for your loss and you and your family will be in my prayers.

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Thank you so much every body! I appreciate your wonderful thoughts! Tomorrow is the celebration of life so should be quite a day!

Diane AZ said...

So sorry to hear about your father in law. My sincerest condolences to the family. What a lovely picture and motto. He sounds like a remarkable man who will be greatly missed.

Matt and Bobbie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, but it is so good to hear you and your family will celebrate his life and what a wonderful person he must have been. It really is another beautiful day!