Ends and beginnings
Tuesday July 13th 2010, 11:00 pm
Filed under: Friends,Life

Thank you, everybody. Your taking the time to offer all those kind words means much.  Karen got down there and reported that Dale looked peaceful, joyful, in a way that took her back to their childhoods. I can just picture their mother smiling and waving hi at them from the kitchen in that brick house in the woods that she designed.

And it makes perfect sense to me. He had loved. He had been loved in return and at long last in his life even married–no small thing to a man nearly blind who knew what it would take for someone to take him on in her life.

I imagine his pension meant that his new wife would be taken care of as any good husband would wish for if he couldn’t be there. His small family of sister, brother, niece and stepmom meant that Sally would have a loving family wrapped around her in her grief, just as they’d rallied around their stepmother, who had married their widowed father shortly before his own passing.  Dale leaves his wife with their love as well as his.

And when her own time comes, he will finally get to introduce her to his parents.

I’m so glad they had each other and the time they did!

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The next-to-last line got me. The Knight and my father knew each other well, but Daddy died before (he and) MJ got their way and saw us married, after all. That he never got to get Daddy’s blessing bothers him still.

Comment by Channon 07.14.10 @ 5:50 am

Amen to that!!! May the love and kindness of the family and friends help them make it through this difficult time…

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 07.14.10 @ 6:01 am

what a comfort that she will be loved by a family here and what a joy in the next life to anticipate

Comment by Bev 07.14.10 @ 6:35 am

Life goes on. Loved ones leave us, and somehow — somehow, others take their place, and the pain isn’t quite so bad. Yes, we still have the loss, but there is that bit of a cushion.

Comment by Don Meyer 07.14.10 @ 8:54 am

Beautifully said! I hope Dale’s wife is able to read your posts and comments and find comfort and love in each and every word.

Comment by Joansie 07.14.10 @ 11:55 am

Adding my love.

Comment by karin maag-tanchak 07.14.10 @ 8:16 pm

So sorry to hear about Dale, but do so appreciate your perspective about finding love and how important that can be. I do wish the same for a wonderful friend I met at Cycling Camp this last May; he’s a gem who doesn’t need his eyes to see the wonder of the world.
Hugs to you,

Comment by Kelli 07.14.10 @ 9:14 pm

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