Friday, March 13, 2009


Really don't know what to say to everyone. It used to be that the month of March was sort of exciting. We have the NCAA March Madness, spring is here, and it is my birthday month. Now, though, March is one of my least favorite months. It will be one year on Tuesday since Kelly went to be with the Lord. I know she is in a better place and is pain free, but I still miss her so much. My whole family does pretty good most of the time, but we all have our days where we just miss her.

This whole past year is one I wish I could forget. First there was Tanner, a young 17 year old boy, then Kelly, then Shay a 17 year old girl, and now Allen a 5 year old boy, that have all been called home by our Lord and Savior. All of these kids were friends at the Ronald McDonald house in Seattle and our now together in heaven.

Two of the dads of these kids were also good friends of mine and it is so hard for all of us to understand. I know God has his reasons, but it still makes it very hard to understand.

I wish I could really express myself on this blog as to how I feel. It has been extra hard to even go to work. I have alway enjoyed my job, but lately I would just as soon stay in bed as go to work. I don't know what else to say. Please pray for my family and me that God grants us the strength and perseverence to get through all of this. The 17th is not a day I look forward to coming.

God Bless,


Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm Back

As you can tell, I don't blog very often. I just don't seem to take the time to write my thoughts down. So, I thought I would do something about that. I read my daughter's and my friend's from Colorado all the time and they are always updating. So what is wrong with me?

This holiday season was pretty tough on all the family. It was our first Christmas without Kelly!! I know she had the best Christmas, as she spent her time with Jesus!! Then we just get through Christmas and it was Kelly's birthday on January 9th. That was really hard. We thought if we went out of town and did something, it might ease the pain. That really didn't work!! Our family is pretty strong, but some days it is more than we can handle. Something about the day reminds us or one of us about Kelly and it makes it tough. I know she is smiling down on us and is happy and cancer free once and for all, but I still miss her smiling face every day!

To top all of this off, things have been a little difficult at work for me. We have a new boss, and the way he does things is different that what we are use to. It has been pretty hard for me to adjust to the way he operates. But, I just trust in the Lord and I know everything will work out. Sometimes I think He likes to test us just a little. This month, as far as car sales, was not going very good for me. I was looking at possibly the worst month I have had in a long time. Then yesterday I have 4 people come in and all want vehicles before the end of the month. I don't know if I will get them all done, but at least He has given me the opportunity. I have to continually remind myself that God is in charge of my life and He will take care of me.

I would just like to ask that all of you pray for my family. We draw out strength from the Lord and look for his guidance each and every day.

One last thing. Please pray for a young 5 year old boy at the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle. He was there when we were and had cancer around his lungs. They treated this and he was doing great, he even got to back to his home in Alaska. They were only home 3 weeks, when the tumors came back, but this time in his brain. They started treatment back in Seattle and it looked like it was going to work. The tumors started to shrink. Then what we all fear was said. The tumors had started growing again and the treatments weren't working. The doctors told his parents there wasn't anything else they could do, but try to keep the swelling down. Please pray that God would allow a miracle in the this young boy's life.

God Bless,


Thursday, September 18, 2008

6 Months

Yesterday was 6 months since our dear sweet Kelly went to be with the Lord. It was a tough day for all of us. We decided to get out of town, so we went to Great Falls for the day. We tried to do some things that Kelly might have enjoyed, one of which was going to PetCo to get her dog a new toy. She always enjoyed doing that. Over all, it was a good day.
When we got home, Patty and I went out to the cemetary to put some flowers on Kelly's grave. This was the hardest part of the day. Patty and I had a lot of tears.
I can't believe Kelly has been gone for 6 months. I miss her so much!! Some days are tougher than others, but each day I see her smiling face. What a blessing she was and still is today. We continue to meet people who were touched in some way by this amazing young lady.
Dear Lord, give a hug and kiss for her daddy.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


My girls get after me because I don't seem to take the time to put anything on my blog. I guess I really don't have much to say lately.
Today I was sitting here at work and decided to read some of my family's blogs. This is not a very good place to read them as I usually end up with tears running down my face. Not a good way to look when you are trying to sell a car. Anyway, I read our friend's (Ross) blog, Rose's blog, Molly's blog, Marcy's blog, and Patty's blog. All of these people have such a gift for writing what is in their hearts. Each one of them had something in them that made a tear come to my eyes. These were tears of happiness, missing Kelly, and realizing what special people I have in my life. Thank you JESUS!!!!
I don't have anything else to say, but that I Love each and every one of you. Ross and your family in Colorado are such a special gift to us. I just wish we lived closer to you guys. Molly and Rose, you two are such special young ladies. You are the apples of your dad's eye. I thank God for you both, each and every day. Marcy, Travis, Gavin and Nate. I am so blessed to have a grown daughter that loves God and her family so much. She has given me the gift of a son-in-law, who I think is fantastic. She also made me a PAPA! I love these little boys. Last, but not least, my wife Patty. Patty, I don't know what I would do with out you. You are my soul mate, my best friend, the love of my life. Thank you for marrying me! God blessed me with such a loving women to share my life with.
That is about it for now. God Bless and will try to post more often.

Friday, May 23, 2008


I am sitting here watching the rain come down and am so thankful for the moisture. It has been so dry here in Cut Bank and this wonderful rain is so welcome. In the last two days we have received approximately 2 inches of moisture. This may not sound like much, but until this rain we have only had about a quarter of an inch of moisture since Jan. 1st. So as you can imagine, the farmers in the area are grinning from ear to ear.

I know my youngest daughter, Rose, is loving this weather. She loved the rain when we were in Seattle. She would go for walks in the rain and just be soaking wet when she got back, but enjoyed every minute of her walk. Most people would complain about the weather, but Rose thought it was great. I think she is going to be a Seattle girl when she gets older.

School is winding down here and the girls can't wait for summer vacation. They are really excited about going out to Seattle in June to see Marcy, Travis, and the boys. We love Montana, but it is too far away from Marcy's crew. I would love to be able to run over to the house and pick up Gavin and go for an outing for just the two of us.

Also, I might add that the moisture also makes me happy as a car salesman. When the farmers are happy and the crops are growing, they are more willing to buy that new vehicle. With the ever increasing fuel prices it makes it harder and harder to get people interested in new vehicles, especially the diesel trucks. We do have those that are looking to get out of their gas hog and into something that gets better fuel economy. I guess I need to be patient, and the Lord will take care of everything.

God Bless,

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Once again, I really don't have much to say. I have been reading everyone's blogs, and realized I haven't written for a long time. So, I'll just jot down a few lines.

Not much going on right now. I have started golf league, but the first night I almost froze. Our second night is this week, but I'm taking the night off to celebrate my wife's birthday. I sure hope she has a good birthday.

The girls are waiting for school to end. I don't know what they have planned for the summer, but I know they enjoy their time off. Hopefully we can get some camping in and we get to see Marcy, Travis, Gavin, and Nate. Patty and the girls will go to Seattle for a week the first part of June, but I have to stay home and work.

Life with Kelly goes on, but I still have a hard time when I see her picture and that great smile. Oh how I wish she was still here with us. I know she is pain free and living with the Lord, but I still miss her.

Work is going okay. Truck sales have slowed down with the price of fuel, but we are getting more inquiries about our cars. Wish we had more to offer in the used department!!

Well, bye for now.


Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Another Day

Here I am posting another update on my blog. Really don't have much to say, but thought I should write something. Work is going ok, wish it was a little busier though. Usually my mornings are busy and then the afternoon just sort of drags.

The weather gets sort of nice for a couple of days and then it either rains or snows or both. I want to get out and golf so much that it is just driving me crazy. If you know me, you know I would love to be able to golf each and every day. But, living in Montana, I usually just have the summer and then the clubs are put away. Maybe some day I will be able to play more often. I guess the perfect vacation would be to camp at Apgar and get up each morning and golf a different course in the Flathead Valley.

I've been missing Kelly a lot lately. The feeling just sort of hits me for no apparent reason. At times, I even expect to see her when I step through the front door. Please, Lord, give her a hug for me!!!

Well, have to go.