I never had the pleasure of meeting George; and,was looking forward to it at some point during the course of our relationship. However, just by the tone in your voice while you talked to him over the phone, I could tell that yours was a very loving, nurturing partnership. Even when you sounded a little exasperated about something, as we wives get sometimes, I could readily tell that there was more love than exasperation in your companionship (it was in your voice) and love for one another. I know that you only had a short time together as was the case with me and my husband; but, I have learned, as I am sure you know, that with love, it's not the quantity of days that count so much as it is the quality of those days; and, I am sure that in your time alone, you will look back and remember the quantity of those "quality" days spent together for always. Those of us who have been married know that each partner in the marriage brings something of themselves to the union. Sometimes these are little quirks that can be annoying at the time; but, over time, will be remembered fondly and with love because they will be a precious memory of the whole person that we mourn today; and, instead of annoying quirks, they will now be remembered fondly as part of the traits that contributed to the totality of all that was our beloved partner.
Please know that all though I cannot be with you during this dad occaision, because my grief is still too new and I would be emotionally overcome, that my thoughts are with you at this time; and, I pray that you will be comforted. If you need anything even if just to talk to someone who, alone as I am, has time to listen.