Monday, October 3, 2011

Happy 100th Birthday to my Father-in-Law


Today, October 3, 2011 would have been my Father-in-Law, William Harry Shewbridge's 100th birthday. I unfortunately never had the chance to meet him as he had already passed away when Bill and I started dating.

I did get to know about his character from cards and letters I found that he had written to my mother-in-law through-out their marriage when we were cleaning out their house when my MIL passed. He was a very sweet and sentimental man who truly loved his wife with his whole heart.... Kind of sounds like a man that I know and love deeply.

I truly wish that I could have gotten to meet my FIL, just so I could tell him THANK YOU! He raised one of the most wonderful men in the world... a man who is caring, loving, thoughtful, and generous. And not just to me; he is that way to my boys and to all the people we meet. He helps those less fortunate and is always there with a smile or being silly just to make me or anyone happy. This I know he got from his father.... so Happy Birthday, Harry - I love you for giving me the most wonderful gift I could have ever received!

The Man I Love: Bill



Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sorry you never got to meet him. ((HUGS))
He shared his birthday with me!

JamericanSpice said...

Sounds like a wonderful man. I hope you'll meet again in the after.

Happy birthday wishes.

Jo said...

Today would have been my parent's 70th wedding anniversary, and my daddy's 100th birthday is coming up in December....I've been thinking of hosting a family get-together to celebrate!

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Mrs. Cox.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Beautiful. I'm sure he knows how much you would liked to have met him, and gotten to know him in person. And I'm sure he sees how happy you make his son, and in turn, is very thankful you are in his life!

Xmas Dolly said...

Why didn't this Post surprise me? You are such a good person Mrs. Shewbridge! Thanks for sharing such a sweet story. Love the letters part. It kinda teared me up that's for sure. What a sweet man!

~ Noelle said...

sweet post... and great photo of bill

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