November 16, 2018, Prescott-
I know you are ecstatic, in the placeless realm. Our son is now a husband, a part of something far greater than himself. My heart was there, earlier today, though my body was asleep as he and his own beloved, our daughter-in-law, took their vows in a simple ceremony, halfway around the world.
There will be an affirmation of those vows, in the not-too-distant future, and then I will be present, body and soul. These two ceremonies complement and strengthen one another. Their life together, in the meantime, will reflect all that two sets of loving parents, and two extended families, have imparted to their precious gifts from God.
I feel you continuing to do all in your power to keep him, me and now her, safe and well. I remain a work in progress, otherwise I would not still be here. You well know the joys, the sorrows, the achievements and the setbacks that I have met, and embraced, largely with your help.
My little “home base” reflects your presence. We are everywhere, still, and it will remain thus. You know of my friends, and you guide me to do right by them. You help me keep a wakeful eye, lest those who do not have my best interests at heart beguile me somehow. You help me keep my own shortcomings in focus, and in check.
As my little family and I move forward, together and in our respective spaces, I know we can count on your loving, guiding soul. You can also count on us.