Thank you all. It is so nice to feel so supported. I am feeling oddly peaceful, yet sad at the same time.
Tomorrow is Alice's first birthday.
A week ago today Papa said, "numnumnum" with his eyes closed, seemingly asleep. Everyone in the room asked "What Dad? What do you need?" and he repeated "Numnumnum" and then winked one eye open and said, "I'm talking to Alice."
"Numnumnum" is Alice's favorite word. It means "food".
Numnumnum everyone. Enjoy your Thursday. Think of Alice and Papa and eat cake if given the chance. I certainly will.
(PS. In the last post when I said the funeral was Friday I actually meant Tuesday. I made a typo. The funeral is over. I repeat, Tuesday not Thursday. Oh, and here is a link to the obituary. There are a lot of typos in the obituary too, but whatever. His legacy is in all of us, not in a paragraph in a small town newspaper. Thank you again for your prayers.)