Thanks, everyone. In this case, there's sadness but no sudden, crippling sense of loss for me because my father was lost to us a little bit at a time, over a period of years, and we sort of grieved for him the same way -- a little at a time, as he became less and less the father we knew. His passing brings relief at the end of his suffering, and allows us to once again remember him with appreciation, which had become hard for everyone towards the end.
Tom and I are fortunate to be part of such a gracious online community as this, and I appreciate your kind words very much.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Posted by Tom Hilton at 5:23 PM