Archive for August, 2009

Dad - 15 Years Later

August 16th, 2009 3 comments

Summer is drawing to a close and it has been a good one (more to come about Europe and camping with the fam). It is this time of year that my family and I remember the life of my dad, Jim Jones. In previous posts (here, here, here, and here) on August 17th I have posted pictures commemorating the day he passed and left to meet Christ and those who have gone on before him.

Today (well it got posted early, so tomorrow) is the 15th anniversary of his death and is also significant in that I have spent half of my life without him. Time really has gone incredibly fast but he still lingers in my thoughts, mind, and prayers. Andy put things well in talking about the passing of grandpa Withrow when he said (if I might paraphrase) that we don’t mourn for he who has past, for he has gone on to a better place but we mourn for those of us left behind who now have to continue on without them. And gone on we have. He is missed and I truly look forward to seeing him again. I just hope he is proud of who I have become and who I will become. Thanks to dad for being the person and example he was and continues to be. It has been a hard 15 years, but a blessed 15 years.

The Jones family out at Northwest Trek.

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