Thursday, February 09, 2012

Time to Take Pause

Scott's grandfather passed away yesterday...we were all worried it was coming - he was 94 years old and his health had recently started to fail; Scott had a planned visit to see him in ten days time but unfortunately that was not to be.   Norman passed away quietly in his sleep, in his own bed, in his own home.  He was a wonderful man who lived a full life surrounded by people who loved him. We should all be so lucky.

Life doesn't always work according to plan and as such Scott and I will be flying home Friday instead of Monday in order to make it to the wake and funeral in Michigan this weekend.  My dad always says, "Weddings you can miss, they are happy occasions - but you should never miss a funeral. Funerals are when people need you.  It says a lot about your character".  I couldn't agree more.

We've been burning the candle at both ends, working very hard to prep Rasmus for hibernation.  The amount of work we have done is incredibly exhausting and it's mind boggling just how diligent a boat owner must be to properly store a boat.  Again, I am working on a more detailed post about exactly what we have been doing and why, but for now - we're just going to take pause and slow down.

Rest in peace Norman.

Brittany & Scott


Trevor and Charisse said...

Sorry for your loss.

Mid-Life Cruising! said...

So sorry for you and Scott's loss. As you said, we should all be so lucky to live such a long and good life. Slow down and enjoy the memories .. they will never die!

svcrazyivan said...

Deepest condolences from the crew of Crazy Ivan.

Paul said...

Great advise from your father. So happy he made it to 94. Enjoy the memories.

Norm Walker said...

Sad to see a man with such a great name pass away. I know this comment is 18 months from when this happened but I am truly sorry for your loss.

Norm Walker
River Falls, WI

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