There won't be the usual blog today and maybe for a few days.
A good man has gone. Why? I don't know. Why do good people leave us before we feel they should...
This was a man I came to respect. A man who did a job that I was not there to do. A man who probably did that job better than I could have. The man who took my first two children under his care and raised them as if they were his own.
I did get the chance to tell him that I believed he did a really great job in raising them. I meant it when I told him and I still believe that today.
I did get the chance to share some stories with him and share some laughs and smiles.
I would have liked to have known him better than I did. But I felt a bit out of place. That too had nothing to do with him. I refused to let myself possibly become an interference in the family he made and their lives.
I will always appreciate that he accepted me enough to let me know my children and join in for some important events in their lives.
So I must go now and think.
I must be available for my oldest children, if they need me and the people he left behind, if they should need me.
I'll be back to the blog when I can but I really do need some time.