Monday, October 27, 2008

Every Day Counts...

Today has been a day I will never forget... The opportunity to share in one of the most private moments of ones life - their death. My grandmother and Ken's mother, Jean Waite passed away this evening surrounded by family. Her death was definitely a surprise and there aren't words to express not only the emotions of a sudden passing, but the subtle reminder of how important each day is for every one of us. I am going to make every day count a little more in honor of the tremendous impact my grandma has had on my life over the years. You're with me forever.

Please keep my dad as well as the rest of his family in your prayers through this difficult time.

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. ~William Penn


Anonymous said...

We are so terribly sorry for your loss. Jean was a great person and a terrific mom and grandma--while we were not with her often, we have thought of her as our family, too. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love you all,
Tom and Sue

Anonymous said...

My sympathy to all your family. What an inspiration she was to leave such an impact on her granddaughter. Grandparents are a wonderful role model for the next generation and it is wonderful when they are able to share so many precious years with them. She was a special lady indeed.Our love and prayers to you all. Melanie Bickar

Anonymous said...


Please let Ken know that our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

Rick & Tara McDougall

Anonymous said...

My husband and I went to school and Mr. Waite was teaching at Weatherwax at the time. He was a great guy and loved by many. Although we did not know his mother personally, our thoughts are with you and your family during this sudden loss.

A former student

Jim Morrell said...

We are very sorry to hear about the Jean's passing. Please share with Ken that Chris and I are continuing to keep him and your family in our prayers. He and your family have been added to the prayer list at St. James Lutheran in Portland.
Jim, Chris and Winston too!

Anonymous said...

Ken, Jill, Kristi, Mark and Ken's Dad. I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you always. God Bless you and keep you strong.
With My Love,

Anonymous said...

Dearest Waite family,
We are saddened to hear of your loss. You have and continue to be in our prayers.

Joe and Allison

shane said...

Our hearts and deepest sympathy go out to you and your family with this incredible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are pouring out to your family trough this loss.

Shane Voss
ASGHC President

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say "I love you" and I'm real sorry about your mom. I know she was a real special person to have raised an amazing individual such as yourself. Stay strong, my friend. We are all thinking about you and praying for you. Someone's bound to beat this horrible disease, and if anyone can, you can. xoxo

Allison said...

I just wanted to add my condolences to the rest here. Mr. Waite was my geometry teacher about a million years ago. I remember that Jimmy Boora was in my class, and we would take turns "checking" our answers in his teacher's volume in the front of the class, then "shared" them with each other.. I of course got a C.. but was a great class.. He made an impression on me, I still remember his charisma and charm and just genuine kindness.

I am sorry to hear that you are sick, and that your mom has passed away also. It can't be easy.

Will keep you and all of your family in my prayers..

Keep up there on the top shelf..

Allison (Richardson) Stenbeck