Monday, November 03, 2008

Bill Velasco

Six years ago today my FIL passed away. His Lymphoma had come back after 12 yrs and by the time we found out he had 7 tumors in his brain. We found out on Sept 5th 2002 and he fought for two long months. The day he died it changed everything about the Velasco family. Our Patriarch was gone. Holidays completely changed. Him and Betty made the holidays for our families and half of that was gone. I don't even remember what we did for that thanksgiving but for Christmas we left southern Cali and went to Vegas. Brought a small tree for the kids and presents and made it through the holiday. Normally my FIL made a Christmas feast that could feed a NFL team. Friends and family from the last 30 years would come over that day. Everyone would eat, talk and watch tv. That year we had to get away. Six yrs later it is still hard.

Grandpa Ray, Grandma Tita, Bill, Betty, Mercedes, Filipe

Pop and Ben

Bill Ben and Betty

Pop at Cody's baby shower

Betty me Cody and Pop

Cody and Pop


Jenn said...

Aww, that's too bad the younger kids won't really get to know him other then by what you guys tell them and pictures.

Kim said...

My thoughts are with your family today. HUGS chickie!

We lost my grandma 13yrs ago today. Your right it doesn't get any easier. We also had all our holidays at her house----it just isn't the same anymore without her.

♥Lisa♥ said...

Oh Kim. I'm sorry about your grandma. It is such a hard thing.

♥Lisa♥ said...

I know Jenn. Kaitlen was just two weeks old. She actually remembers him. (don't ask,lol)but she still never got to grow up with him and of course Matthew and Abbie, not at all.

Anonymous said...

They would have all been spoiled rotten if mom and dad were still here.

♥Lisa♥ said...

I know, i miss them.