January 13, 1959--May 17, 2013
my Daddy went to heaven last Friday.
i'm not ready to share all of the details yet. but maybe someday. you all know i tend to write what is on my heart, and this is something i will carry in my heart forever. suffice it to say, it'll come up at some point.
many of you prayed for a miracle, and i want you all to know...we got one.
the miracle is that we got to know and love my Dad. and feel his incredible love for us.
the miracle is that, though his stroke happened so suddenly, we were given time to process over the next four days...
time to begin to imagine life without him.
the miracle is that Dad never left anything unsaid, so we all knew how much he loved us.
i can't thank you all enough for your thoughts and prayers and words of encouragement.
this has been, without exaggeration, the most difficult experience of my life.
and though no one can make it better, knowing that you're all bearing this burden with me has made the bearing easier somehow.
a service and reception will take place tomorrow to celebrate my Dad's life. i'll be taking the next few days off to spend with my family. a few days may turn into a longer hiatus, but i'll be back when i'm ready.
p.s. sometimes, when your father dies, you get overwhelmed and forget to check your blog post for typos. and you put the wrong date. i fixed it now. oops.