Today we will lay my dad to rest. It has been six days since we took him to the hospital but it feels like a month. I remember feeling this way when Mom died, too. Every day is spent preparing for the services. Every day we see more of the people whose lives Dad touched whether for a moment or for years. I know it will not sink in until all of this hubub is over. It has been hard for me to grieve for Dad because I am so very thankful that he is no longer in pain. He really had begun to hate the fact that he needed our help 24/7 and that he was not able to do much on his own. It is a sad day when a strong, independent person loses his dignity.
The brightest spot in our ordeal these days has been our sweet little Kerrington. We have worn her out every day, going from one pair of arms to another. Everyone wants to hold her and love on her. She has been a healing bundle of joy. Thank you, Kerri Berry! And, thank you Rob and April for being so patient with us and sharing her so freely.
Rest in peace, Daddy. We love you!