Monday, January 16, 2012

Beloved Grandfather...

Yesterday was a tender day for Adam's Mother's family...Adam's beloved Grandpa Smoot passed away. He was at home, with his sweet wife and their seven children by his side, when he peacefully took his last breath at age 81. Adam and I were not there, but we visited the family later that night and were told it was a heartbreaking, yet beautiful moment. Death of a loved one is never easy, especially when such a giant of man leaves us, but we are grateful he does not have to go through physical struggle and pain any more. And Adam knows he will see his loving Grandfather again. He is dearly missed by numerous loved ones and those blessed to call him friend...but as a wife myself, my heart goes out most to our sweet Grandma Smoot who is now without her forever sweetheart. Thank heavens they were sealed in the temple, and I know she knows she will be with him again, and they'll be together forever <3
{ Isn't that photo just precious? My wonderful cousin Marlene captured that candid moment at our wedding almost four years ago...don't you see true love in his eyes looking at his beautiful wife? }

His funeral will be on Friday...another tender day we can be sure. But it will also be a beautiful day to celebrate his life! You can read his obituary here...an incredible tribute to a wonderful man.
We love you Grandpa Smoot!!

8 comments:

Kris and Cath said...

So hard when things like this happen... our prayers are with you and your family. Love ya dear

Britney said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. We're sending prayers of comfort and peace to you and and your family at this time. I'm blessed to have all four of my grandparents living, and I can only imagine the heartache of losing one. We're thinking of you all <3

Shauna said...

So sorry Hales. It's never easy losing a grandparent. We're praying for you both. I know friday will be an amazing tribute.

jordan said...

Sorry to hear about this, but what a lovely tribute. That photo brought tears to my eyes, what a beautiful moment you can treasure on film forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Adam and you're entire family!

Brooke said...

I'm so sorry. This reminds me of when my grandpa died. He was surrounded by my family too and it's great that he was so that he could die peacefully around the family him and his wife created. Tell Adam I'm praying for him and you guys :)

Shalyn said...

Oh Haley, I am sorry. Even with the knowledge of the plan of salvation it is still so hard to lose someone. My prayers go out to your family and especially your sweet grandma.

Hailey Smoot Kandell said...

im so looking forward to friday. Im sure it will be such a special day for the family. see you then cuzzy.

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

:( I'm so sorry for your loss, Haley! Please know that I say extra prayers for you and Adam and the rest of the family. He sounds like a very wonderful man, and you are right: that picture is the epitome of true love. So very dear.

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