Friday, May 22, 2009

May be taking a bit of a break....

I have school to complete in the next few weeks, and I just lost someone I care deeply about.

I wanted to take a moment and say a few words about my stepdad...

Belton "Brian" Hammond came into my life when I was almost 19. I had just moved out on my own at that time, and while I didn't recognize it then, I was REALLY in need of a good father figure in my life.

For the past 21 years Brian filled that role for me. He had no children of his own- and it is possible that he did not realize what he was getting into when he stepped into our lives, but he was a DAD to my sister and I, and he was GRANDPA to our children.

Brian passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning. He went very peacefully in his sleep. He was such a kind, kind man and I am just going to miss him terribly.

3 comments:

LittleBlueBungalow said...

Sorry to hear of your loss.
KJ

K-Falls Farmgirl Cheryl said...

Brian was a very generous and caring grandfather and step father. Memeories will linger for many years to come. He was a good man. I knew him very well..

Carol............. said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Nancy...
How wonderful that you will have such fond memories of someone that you loved and has loved you in return.