I’ve been missing here for awhile… I can’t explain it any better than a post my sister wrote on Facebook, so I am stealing her words:
“This is a strange post to write since I have not addressed this at all on FB… but my father passed away yesterday after a prolonged decline in mental health from advanced dementia and physical health from parkinsons. For the first time in years, his mind and body are finally calm and peaceful. As my mom’s neighbor said, “I know he is in heaven playing basketball and working in the yard again.” I hope that is true. He was a very simple man, and the few things he loved to do were robbed from him as the diseases progressed. I am thankful that my sister, my mom, and I were there when he died… after feeling very alone trapped in his own chaos and confusion for so long, he was not alone at the end. And a very heartfelt thank you to my friends who have supported me and my family throughout this time.”
Love this photo of my dad, back in 2004, with Miss F after her baptism.