If you follow me on Facebook, something I neither endorse nor deplore, you will already know my father-in-law died last Sunday, July 7, 2019.
I put the following, both picture and text up on Facebook. The picture is of him and I with my youngest child and if there is a better picture of what it means to have a helpful and helping father-in-law I’d like to see it. The two of us working together to help Favian sums up the vast majority of my interactions with Jim, namely he helped me do what I needed to do. A great man who will be measured, not by his own assessment or by crass church attendance numbers, but by the profound impact he had on so many people by helping them do what they needed to do.
In the tumult of the past few days it hasn’t crossed my mind to post that my father-in-law, Rev. Jim Frost, died on Sunday July 7, 2019. He was an extraordinary man who resisted the label. He would tell you he was nothing special and in those very words described how special he really was.
He was generous, caring, committed to his family, friends, and calling; he was an example to me in more ways than I probably even know. I will miss him always.
There are a few pictures of him I especially like, he “took a good picture” and frequently made the rest of us look even better in them but this one means a lot to me, I think you can see why.
Rest in peace and say hi to my parents for me