I love you Bill, and I am so sad that you aren't here with us now, and so grateful that I will see you again one day.
I grew up with Bill during my childhood years and into adulthood. I lived next door to him and his family. Our families were so close, that he was like my brother. I really did love Bill and he impacted my life. When my Dad died in 1970, it was his family that continued to be a family to me as they had been the ten years prior. There are so many things I could say about Bill, but let's just say that all the wonderfully incredible things that have been said about him are really true. I am a witness to that and was able to grow up knowing that, and got to experience him as the years passed. What a special extraordinary human being, who graced us for far-too-short a time.
My sincere love and prayers to Lisa, Meredith and Ben -- May you all know the love of the our Father Daddy, just as I've known it, so comforting, so sweet, so kind...and to my dear family, Aunt Bert, Pam and John, Steve and Linda, and their precious ones --Love and grace to you all.