I loved my father-in-law and respected him so...I want to tell you about his goodness, as that is what lives on. Christ said to perform your good acts quietly...not to expect honor here as He will reward you in heaven...now he is in heaven so I think it right to say this now.
My father-in-law worked hard his entire life, provided for his family,served his country, loved his family. The point I want to make is that his goodness and love for others extended way beyond.
He sold tickets at the arena and the consul center many years of his life. Mothers would come to purchase tickets for an upcoming event. The mom would have 3 or 4 kids in tow. It turns out mom didn't have enough money to pay. My father-in-law would dig into his pockets and pay the remaining money the mothers could not pay. I only know this inadvertently hearing it once from his wife. This happened way more times that we even know. I never forgot that story.
This is what makes my father-in-law remarkable to me. He gave quietly...no mention, no drums. That is how he did everything.
These quiet acts of kindness is what makes him good, loving. There is no doubt in my mind that he is now receiving his reward.
These quiet acts make me love him more. He had a quality I strive to develop...humility. I always felt safe with you here. I will miss you so, Dad. Love, Paula