2.14.2013

Jesus just got another angel

Rob with his sister and brothers

Something about Rob that I love the most is how family oriented he is. He is all about family. Shirt off your back? He would give you his shirt, without question, but also his pants, coat, hat, socks, shoes and his last breath.  Rob would do anything for his family.

That's also how Robs brother, Tom, was. I remember the first time I ever met Tom. I was asleep at Robs house, and all of a sudden, I awoke in the morning to the sound of a strangers voice, talking to me from the foot of the bed. It was Tom, and he had come into town, stopped by his brothers house expecting to see Rob (who had already left for work) and there I was, his brothers new girlfriend (hey, no judging) and one might expect that situation to be awkward, except it wasn't.

Yes, it surprised me a little to wake up to someone I had never met, but within two minutes, I felt like Tom was just an old friend I had always known. Because he had that easiness about him. He had never met me, but he talked to me like he had known me for years. And I couldn't help but smile at his endearment. (And the fact that I was only wearing undies under the covers.)

Like Rob, the impression Tom left on me was that he also was all about family. I remember at my wedding, when Tom told me what made him the happiest was just being around family, and that we all needed to do this more often. Tom loved his family, and like Rob, I think would do anything for them. 

Tom passed away last night after a hard struggle with cancer. He will be missed, absolutely, but I am happy to have known him, to have called him my family, and know I will see him again one day.

We love you Tom.

36 comments

  1. Sorry for your loss friend! He will be with you all always!!!

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear this.. thoughts and prayers to your family *hugs*

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  3. I'm so sorry for your loss. As someone who is all too familiar with the evil bitch that cancer can be, I know how your family is hurting right now. Sending prayers and I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

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  4. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Kelly

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  5. so sorry Raven! thinking of your fam.

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  6. So sorry for your lose, I know it must be hard. Your family will be in my prayers.

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  7. Heartbreaking! I'm sorry for your loss Raven. Keeping you, Rob, and your whole family in my prayers. Hugs girl!

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  8. This gave me chills and made me all teary. So sorry to hear this, he sounds like he was a great guy.

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  9. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  10. Am so sorry for your loss, what a beautiful and heart warming post xxxxx

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  11. So extremely sorry for your loss! Hugs to your family! So many people I know are fighting the battle against cancer right now, it's so evil.

    Praying for strength for your family!

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  12. I'm so sorry to hear this. Sending prayers to your family.

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  13. So sorry for your loss - very sweet tribute to him. Prayers for your family.

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  14. So sorry for your loss Raven! Cancer is a bitch - hugs to Rob & your family :(

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  15. Sad to hear. He has a very loving and close family though and I am positive he felt surrounded by love.

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  16. This breaks my heart for you. I hate cancer :( Sending hugs and prayers to your family today.

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  17. So sorry to hear this. Cancer is, indeed, a really big b*tch. Praying for you guys..

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  18. I'm sorry for y'alls loss. Tom and your husband are right about family though, it is so so so important to me too!

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  19. So sorry for your loss, sending prayers your way.

    Sheree
    The Hartungs Blog
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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  20. Hugs, Raven. I wish you and Rob some comfort during this sad time.

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    1. Thanks Taz, appreciate it ;)

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  21. I'm so sorry to hear this. He sounds like a wonderful man. I am sure he is smiling down on you all right now. =]

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  22. So sorry for your family's loss, but he is in a better place now. Prayers for your family <3

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  23. I'm so sorry :( Seems like Heaven is getting a lot of angels lately. Thinking about you and your family and sending lots of love.

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  24. I am so sorry for your loss...I know how hard it is to lose someone to cancer...just keep in mind that he will always be with you - I still hear my dad whispering in my ear :)

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  25. :( Praying for you and your family during this time of loss. XO.

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  26. I'm so sorry for your loss. He sounds like an awesome guy. How lucky you were to have known him. Praying for you and your family! **hugs** xoxo

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  27. Hate to hear that and yal will be in our prayers

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  28. I am so sorry for your loss! :( I will hold you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  29. So sorry for your loss! :(

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  30. i'm sorry for your loss, raven. praying for you & your family.

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  31. My condolences! He sounds like an awesome guy and I'm sure he will be remembered well. {{HUGS}}

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