Sunday, April 27, 2014

8/5/10 Be Well

“Hi Honey.”          “Love you, too.”          “I’m proud of you.”
Those last words can haunt or comfort you.  We are so lucky that the above words are the ones shared before he died.  
It’s been nearly a month since I’ve been able to post (more on that some other time), and of course the only thing that really matters during that time is the passing of Brad’s father.  If you’ve followed this blog at all, you know his health has been of issue for a few months, and that he’s been at the hospital or care facility since mid-June.   After many, many ups and downs, he passed away peacefully early on a Saturday morningt.  He was buried next to his wife on a beautiful summer’s day in the presence of his close friends nad family, with a moving tribute. 
While Brad’s family is of course mourning, Brad at least is no longer feeling the anxiety and stress that was ever-present before, wondering what would be mext, watching his father lose the vitality and enjoyment of his very independent life.  Brad and his siblings were awesome throughout, everyone stepping up, visiting, and beign there for their dad and each other.  As the end of life process goes, one could ask for little more; family, time, presence, love.
We know you’re great now - in fact, so much better than great.  Enjoy ,enjoy, enjoy.  We’ll see you soon.

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