He turned 98 in August last.
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:59am

My family is HUGE. My eldest sibling is 26 years older than me, so there are grandchildren my age and my children have cousins old enough to be their aunts & uncles.

Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate them very much.

My deepest sympathy on the loss of you Mom. I know where you are, even now, on that. It's hard.

I lost my Mom 11 years ago. Losing our Moms & Dads is a sucker punch that cannot truly be anticipated in its strength and power to turn us into melted puddles of grief, no matter how expected it might be or how long they live.

I am exceedingly grateful that my Dad lived his life to the fullest and enjoyed excellent health right up to the very end. He just renewed his driver's license on his 98th birthday and passed his annual driving & vision tests with flying colors. So, yeah, he lived a good, long, happy life. But, as you know, it's STILL hard to let go of them. Especially watching him deteriorate before my eyes as I was with him almost 24/7 for the past 3 weeks and we were very, very close, talking daily for as far back as I can recall.

All my Dad wanted was to "go home" so I would have moved mountains to ensure he got here no matter what it entailed to make it happen. He got that. I cannot ask for more than that.

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    • He turned 98 in August last. — Sia☺giah, Wed Nov 15 11:59am