As I was working on today’s blog post, my very dear friend called to tell me that her father was gone. He’d been in very poor health the past dozen years or so, battling prostate, lung and colon cancer, and finally Parkinson’s Plus disease.
Gratefully, his last moments were blessedly peaceful, but the pain suffered by his family continues. I don’t know what to say, other than how deeply sorry I am for her, her mother and the rest of his family.
This week will be filled with his passing and our struggle to accept it. For now, I want to sit with death and loss and the pain of wives who lose husbands and daughters who lose fathers.
They who go Feel not the pain of parting; it is they Who stay behind that suffer. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Survival > Existence,
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