Hi, Everyone. I’m back from my sister’s funeral. An accidental death – it seems that she slipped on the stairs in her stockinged feet, hit her head against the banister, fell instantly into a coma and died soon afterwards. My family rushed to comfort her three children. We became their support system, doing everything we could to help them through this awful time. But each one of us “supporters” knew that we were, in turn, being sustained and strengthened by the prayers, love and support of our colleagues and friends.
I began an earlier version of this paragraph by trying to thank key individuals who helped me through this ordeal, but it quickly turned into a very long list and I will not bore you with that particular self-indulgence.
Your thoughts and prayers remain a source of immense consolation. On behalf of my sister’s family and the rest of us, I thank you and ask God to bless you abundantly.