We lost something in a big way this week.
A mischievous smile. A presence. A contagious laugh. To us, he was an uncle. To others, he was much more. A best friend, a son, a brother, a father, a grandfather, and a husband.
I am incredibly close with my future in-laws; it would be almost impossible not to be. They are a huge family that is just about as tight-knit as you could ever imagine. My heart broke for them on Sunday morning as we got a devastating phone call that no one ever wants to get.