November 16, 2010
I don't usually share sad things on this blog, but since I feel like you loyal readers are truly friends, I wanted to let you know that the reason for my absence these last few days is that my dearly beloved great-grandfather passed away and I've been with family, receiving visitors and attending his funeral services. He was 96 years old and was ready to go home. We lost his dear wife (my great-grandmother) seven years ago and I know he had been looking forward to being reunited with her. I was fortunate to speak at his funeral and I might share that here in a few days. Thank you for your friendship, your sweet comments and your presence here. You are loved.