Valentine's Day sunrise was exquisite. I grabbed the camera without forethought. I didn't know that it would be my father's final sunrise. And what a show it was -
The Creator pulled from all corners of His palette.
We buried my father today. We had Color Guard standing sentinel. We had a military send off at the grave site. We are patriotic people - stirred by service and love of country. My father would have liked all of this - he would have approved of the arrangements that his wife and daughters put into place. His heart would have been glad - so many came to say goodbye, to share stories, to laugh, to weep, to honor the man that they knew. Good bye, father of mine. I am so grateful that your suffering is over. Alzheimer's stole so much of who you were from us that I have only my memories of the good old days, not of your last days when you no longer recognized your loved ones.
I will miss you until we meet again.