And Now For the Hard Part

Shiva ended tonight. Down in Florida my mom had a full house for the past two nights. Almost 100 friends and family members came to pay their respects to my dad each night. Here in Philly, last night we had almost 30 folks come through, tonight we had 15. Thanks to all of you that came, and thanks to my colleagues at Drexel who fed us all tonight.

I am exhausted. But I want to take this chance to again thank everyone for everything.

The hard part starts now. I miss my dad terribly and all I want to do is pick up the phone and call him. And I can’t. Ever again. What a horrible feeling.

Sophia has made this nightmare just a little bit easier. I clutched her close to my heart at the cemetery on Sunday. Without her there, the already intense pain would have hurt that much more.