Thanks to all of you who left comments on my last post. You're kind words meant alot to me.
Joe's funeral was today. So heartbreaking.
His brother told some great stories that really summed up the essence of who Joe was.
As many of you said, all I can do now is help his wife Michele and her children. She looked so frail and vulnerable, but I can tell you this, she is a VERY strong woman.
When I saw her at the viewing she was wiping my tears, which is a typical Michele thing to do. She is always taking care of others.
I hope we can all help her get some rest and care for her for a while. She has had to be strong for so long, I can't even imagine how exhausted she must be.
The mass cards we received had the Serenity Prayer on them:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. -Amen
The prayer is all about acceptance, courage, and wisdom. It's about recognizing that we usually don’t have any real control over the world or the actions of others. It reminds us to live one day at a time, enjoying each moment.
Tomorrow it's back to the every day routine for me. For Michele and her children they begin a whole new chapter of their lives.