Thursday, August 30, 2007

Ores Watson

Today our family lost a wonderful man. My father-in-law, Ores, went home to be with the Lord.

A more interesting person I have never met. He loved words...poetry, jokes, crossword puzzles, the Bible, singing. Ores loved to hear the boys recite scripture and read. Whenever we came to visit he would always have a new joke to share.

How many men would think to cut your wedding announcement out of the paper and have it laminated? Ores did. He also sent me flowers when I gave birth to my boys and would periodically send me a subscription to a magazine he thought I might enjoy. Just plain thoughtful.

My favorite memory is a relatively new one. At 91, Ores knew his time on earth was running its course. About 9 months ago, he and my MIL came for a visit. After the boys had gone to bed Ores asked my husband to lay down on the couch. Then this sweet old man knelt beside him and gave him a father's blessing. It was such a touching moment...there was not a dry eye in the living room.

Ores will be missed.


Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

What a beautiful man and a sterling example to your family. My condolences to you and your family on your loss.

Beth said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Ores sounds like an amazing man. How wonderful that you had him in your life.

BTW, my maiden name is Watson and it is also the middle name of my oldest son.

Ina said...

It sounds like your FIL led a long, full and fulfilled life. My condolences to you and your family.