Monday--20Mar17: Today is the 74th birthday of a man who's been very special in our lives...Roger Cross. Almost a year ago now he slipped through the "thin veil" and, I'm confident, was well welcomed in Heaven, trumpet's blasting, no less.......but he's been missed, like crazy, by his wife, daughters, son, in-law sons and daughter and grand-kiddos...and the rest of us who knew him. Here is what his wife, Jan, sent out yesterday...........
Tomorrow is the 20th of March, which is Roger’s birthday. I’m sitting here remembering that on March 20th last year, he spoke at church and was a part of Jessica and Chris Mill’s wedding!
The day Roger went to Heaven (April 11, 2016), our family had ice cream for breakfast. ;-) As a result, we decided that we would “remember his legacy and celebrate his life” every year on his birthday (of course, as a family we often talk about him :-), and we would eat ice cream for breakfast. Of course if the kids had a say in this, they would vote for eating it every meal that day. :-) :-)
Anyway, we would love to have you join us tomorrow and “remember” and thank God for his life. I know he affected so many lives and that effect lives on through all of us!
There are no words for how much I miss Rog! Many of you know that I still shake my head and say, ‘I can’t believe he’s not here!” (It is still emotionally baffling to me.) At the same time, I am sooooo grateful for the 50 years we had together!
Again I invite you to join our family tomorrow morning and enjoy ice cream for breakfast and remember and thank God for Roger’s life.
...........texting with Jan last evening, letting her know to count us in on doing breakfast today in honor of this good friend, I found out that Roger and I shared a favorite flavor of ice cream...mint chocolate chip. Indeed...what special memories from so many profound directions of times with this good man, husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather...and also special friend to countless others across our world.
He is profoundly missed, first by his family, and then the rest of us who knew him. It is my deep hope that there will be mint chocolate chip ice cream in Heaven...........and why not!!!!!!! ;-)
Mediterranean mint chocolate chip gelato by Talenti
...breakfast in honor of Roger...