Tricia....In A Sketch of the Past, Virginia Woolf wrote, "One's life is not confined to one's body and what one says or does." A life is related "to a larger design, a pattern hidden behind... “daily life. It seems so terribly simple: our lives as words.” .... so we pause and consider, your step-father's life as “words”....
A “life as words” go forth…yet there is so much we don't see nor understand….but we know a legacy is left...we know he is simply at rest in God's loving presence ...we know that this greatest Glory awaits each of us.
An era has ended and he has passed on his torch/wisdom to his family…. that is woven into your own unique legacy … may the Lord love, care and comfort during this time of grieving... my condolences...loving prayers, Karen
“Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
But only he, who sees, takes off his shoes,”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh