In case you haven't already heard, Matt's step-dad, Rob, followed Gina into eternity early yesterday morning.
At this point, I don't even know what to say. We're still recovering from the shock and coming to grips with the reality of the matter. Was it unexpected? Yes, and no. We both knew that it's pretty common for men, especially those who depended so much on their wives as Rob did, to not outlive their wives by very long. And with Rob's chronic health problems, this shouldn't come as a huge shock.
Still, we were hopeful that he'd have more years here with us. His health seemed to be improving, and so did his mood and his ability to cope with everything he was going through. So we certainly didn't expect it to happen this soon, or this suddenly.
It was too soon, and this is too much. We're still hurting from our mom's passing, and I don't know how we'll get through this, too.
But I know we will. We just have to let God pull us through.
And we have to find a way to look past how much we miss Rob and just be happy for him, that he's with his wife, and his Lord.