Catherine & Cindy,
What a great video of your father's 85th birthday!
You have such wonderful memories.
I once heard it said that our parents are the only thing standing between us and death. Their passing is something we must all experience.
Through these times of grief I am sure you are filling your mind with cherished memories and being grateful for life lessons bestowed as your inheritance.
Reflecting on these things will help to see how very much you have been loved. Both the good and the bad have shaped your life, making you who you are.
I am so happy you were able to spend time with your dad during his last days. Time for love, encouragement, forgiveness, healing, acceptance, making new memories.
This experience I am sure, has given you cause to appreciate a deeper relationship with your mother and that you are understanding more the unique qualities of which she is made.
The sorrow and loneliness of missing your dad will always be a part of you and his memory will always be with you, but anticipating seeing him again in just a little while is cause to rejoice.
This is a life experience we both share now. With deeper understanding I am here for you, to pray, to grieve, to cry with you. Tell me what you need. Thank you for being a friend to me.
Love Sharon and Wendell