I did not get to ask you about that wonderful painting of your father. I liked it very much. It had a style almost reminiscent of John Singer Sargent in the softness of the palette and the representation of his features.
I'm very sorry to hear that your father passed away. My thoughts are with you and your family. Hope he is in a more peaceful place.
Even when you are expecting the loss, nothing can prepare you for that sad moment when that loved one is no longer there. Big hugs.
My heart goes out to you. This was unexpected, yet not unexpected at the older ages. I am so glad he did not suffer and that he had what sounds like a good life surrounded by people and children who loved him. It is so hard to lose parents. My mom died in '99 and I still find myself wanting to pick up the phone and call her when something good happens. We never really know how much we miss them.
Sorry to hear about your father. Treasure your memories of him. All our best.
Scott and Cathi Roberts