Once again, thank-you for all the kind thoughts and condolences over the past week.
My heart goes out to Greg and Em, who have lost their mother and father both in the past fourteen months. They had so many tough decisions to make in the past few weeks, but the strength they showed in doing so is a testament to each other and to their parents and extended family.
My heart goes out to their aunt, who lost a sister, a husband, and a brother-in-law in the same fourteen months.
My heart goes out to the nieces and nephews who have so many family memories bound to Bill and Liz and their welcoming home.
And, of course, my heart goes out to the three remaining siblings-- Mike, Jeannie, and Tom -- and spouses --Shawn and Jean--who have now mourned the loss of two beloved brothers and a beloved sister-in-law.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.