Tuesday, September 16, 2008

And He Lost His Dad Tonight.

At 7:30 pm, Mike's sister called to tell us that their mom came home from work and found his dad. He had passed away unexpectedly, at some point during the day. He was only 56, actually, Tuesday (tomorrow) is his birthday. Anyway, Mike didn't speak for about 2 hours after the call. I layed down next to him, and took this picture.



I love his hands.

18 comments:

-KJ said...

My heart is breaking for him. What a shocker. Let us know if there is anything we can do. Thank heavens for the gospel. We love you Mike.

Carla said...

I don't know Mike, I have never met him but I want to hug him. Hug him from me. I am so sorry. I am coming up on 4 years without my dad, he would just be 56 this year, too. It is way too young. I love you, Alli, and that means I love your family. I will keep you in my prayers.

Lyd said...

I love you Mike! Kjersten said it perfectly. My heart is broken as well! I am so sorry! I'm here if you guys need anything. Even if I am hours away, I will do all that I can.

Eliza said...

We love you too Mike! What a blessing you have been to Alli and the kids, always so helpful and comforting. I hope we can be that for you now. Like KJ said, what a blessing the gospel is at times like these. Prayers, thoughts, hugs from the Livi Fam.

ashleyO said...

Yes. I too love you Mike. And yes, the gospel is a great thing. Take advantage of the blessings it brings especially in times like this. Smiles. Hugs. Laughs from me to you and the family.

Adorable picture! :)

shauna said...

I too, am so sorry for Mike's loss. I wish that there was something I could do to help his mom or something. We have such a large extended family and theirs is so small.

You guys have such a great relationship and I am so glad that Mike has you, Allison. You have both filled each others' lives through all of the joy and troubles that you have had to go through. Just one more thing to bring your family closer.

I love you all!!!

MOM

Mandy said...

i am so sorry for your loss. your mom said it the best. you guys have been lifesaving for each other. your love is almost tangible. let us know if there is anything we can do and know you are in our prayers. love and comfort to your family and mikes family as well. love you guys!

sixmoores said...

I love that picture. I love that you have each other. Even though we have never met Mike, we love him because he loves you. Give him a hug for us.

The Parrish Family said...

I am so speechless. I want Mike to know that I am thinking about him and he and all of the family are in our prayers. Mike.... I have ONLY heard beautiful things about you. You are a man with so much heart and I am so impressed with the sweet, peaceful spirit you have for your family and the gospel. You're in my prayers! God Bless you and your family.

Amber said...

My heart is breaking for Mike. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope Mike's doing ok and that you'll both be able to help make the funeral a good experience for Mike's family as you celebrate his dad's life. Oh, my heart breaks for his mom too! It's crazy the things life throws at us sometimes, but you'll all come out of this stronger.
(and YES! of course you guys can come see us this weekend. Our plane to Hawaii leaves saturday evening so we'll be gone by 2pm. If you can make it before that it would be great to see you! I still have some of your girl's stuff:)

Sarah said...

I am so sorry! Please let me know if I can help you in ANY way!

Andrew Jenkins said...

My condolences for your and Mike's loss. *hugs*

Dani said...

Thoughts and prayers....I love the picture -- a true image of love.

-emily- said...

I'm so sorry, you guys, especially Mike. Hugs and prayers from me-- let me know if there's anything I can do.

The White Clan said...

I am sorry, please know that our prayers are with you! I have no idea what it must be like, but my heart breaks for you, Mike. I don't know you but I am glad my Alli has you. So sorry!

Foolios 2 said...

Mike I don't know if you remember me or not, I was on Bolt with you back in the day. I was Jerseygirl and I am also on 63 days from time to time. Alli just told me what happened and I want to tell you how very sorry I am. Losing a parent isn't easy and losing him the way you did is just horrible. I will pray for you and your family to find peace and to remember all the good times you had with him. They will comfort you when the times get hard. I lost both my parents by the time I was 30 years old and it was two of the hardest days of my life. Time helps and thinking of them gets easier every day. I just want you to know that. You don't have to be strong all the time. Alli and your family will catch you when you need to fall- Kim Adams

mawayment said...

Mike we are keeping you and your family in our prayers. Parker was so cute praying for you last night. (He was like "Harper Easley?" and I said yes Harpers daddy "oh") If you feel prompted to share parts of the gospel dont hold back. That reassurance of seeing your dad again may help others get through this tough time. We love you guys and wish we could be there to help you through it.

Sean and Janet said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. I don't know you guys, only thru Eliza and the blogging world, but I know what it's like to lose a parent, a Dad at such a young age.
Thoughts are with you.