Although it will happen to us all, death is always difficult under any circumstance. Short in stature, but tall in the mark he made on his family; my father-in-law has left this earth only to join my late husband (and his first son), Kevin. He left behind a loving wife of 62 years, two daughters, a son, grand-children, great grand-children, three sisters, a brother, and many others that knew and loved him. Nick-named by his first grandson, everyone called him G-Daddy.
Not only did the family call him G-Daddy, but so did many of his friends…everyone called him G-Daddy.
G-Daddy fought a hard and long battle since the diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease.
Parkinson’s disease is a gruel and progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. But while a tremor may be the most well-known sign of Parkinson’s disease, the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.
In the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, a person’s face may show little or no expression, or their arms may not swing when they walk. Also, speech may become soft or slurred. Parkinson’s disease symptoms worsen as the condition progresses over time.
We helplessly watched G-Daddy develop symptoms slowly over the years, knowing what the end result would someday be and now he is at rest for eternity and has joined my sweet, Kevin. No longer will he hurt, no longer will he shake, and no longer will he mourn the death of his son, because he has gone home to be in Heaven with those who have preceded him in death.
Rest in Peace!