This pic was taken 14 years ago at our wedding. The four people on the right are my Mom, Dad and 2 of my siblings. The three on the left are from DH's side. His cousin is in the front and her husband, Jacques (left) and her Dad (right) are standing behind her. In the absence of his parents, Carole & Jacques stood up with Bob as his family. They are two of the most gentle souls I know and we love them dearly.
A week ago today, Jacques suffered a stroke and we spent some time on Sunday at the hospital. Things seemed a bit hopeful at the time but it was just too much and he left us early Thursday morning.