Monday, December 17, 2007
Those of you who read my blog may be wondering why I haven't posted much lately. The reason is simple... I've been worried about my dad, but there is no need to worry any more. Dad is now at peace, and I'm sure he's in heaven watching over us.
Dad was hospitalized six weeks ago today. He had always been strong and healthy, so we all believed he would recover, but he didn't. Dad passed away peacefully at the age of 76, with Mom by his side, last Monday, December 10.
Mom, my sisters, my brother, and I all knew how special Dad was, but we were overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and friendship that was displayed over the weekend. Boyhood friends of my brother's flew to Alabama from Chicago. Cousins from Houston arrived. Over 200 people attended the memorial service.
I'm sure those of you who have lost a parent, or both parents, understand the emotions that are controlling my life right now. Dad would not want us to mourn, but rather celebrate the fact that we shared life's journey with him for as long as we did.
I'll do my best, Dad!