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|