First of all, I would like to thank all of you who have taken the time to leave comments on my blog on Face book and those who have emailed me about Doug’s dad. We both really appreciate all of your kind words and prayers for us. It really humbles me to know that you all care.
Today is Doug’s dad’s funeral. So many people are coming from all over to be here today and there are a couple of people who can not make it but have called us and told us how much his dad has touched their lives. Doug and his sister have heard stories about how their dad helped so many people through out his life. Things that they had no idea that had happened.
His dad was truly loved and a great man. I had the honor of knowing him for almost five years and he was very generous with me. He let me move here with out knowing who I was. Never complained about the rent thing. On my birthday took me to dinner where ever I wanted to go and then would give me cards with money in it on top of dinner.
His dad had his issues too, but he helped so many people in and outside of the family it is amazing. He always gave to charities when he could and he gave his time to help people get to work or out to shop every week as long as I have known him.
Because for a lot of his life he was Jewish, they are having a primarily Jewish funeral but will be talking about his Christianity as well. We also have to sit Shiva. Which is for three days and the mourners come to a house and say prayers for the deceased and pay their respects. Because Doug and I are together, I am included in this process. During this time I will meet most of his dad’s side of the family.
So, today will be a very long day for us. Then after the funeral we are starting to clean up the house. We are moving back upstairs which will be a job in itself really.
On top of all that has happened this past weekend, last Friday when the storms came through we lost the majority of the power. We had enough to run a few lights and barely my lap top. We just got full power back yesterday, late afternoon. So on top of his dad and all that, we had the stress of no power. It has been difficult to say the very least, but we made it through. Although there are more storms in the area now.
I am going to go, I wanted to thank all of you and let you know what was happening. I do not think I will have time until possibly Friday to blog, but we will see.