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Oh Glen, I am so very sorry for the loss of both your mother and father. I know firsthand that this can be a very emotional time, especially when losing someone who is so close to you. You are wise to reach out to your "extended family" here as like many others here... I too feel the very same way about all of you!
My father was 89 and mother 90 when they both passed in the last two years. The grief you feel from not being able to hug them, or to see their smile, or hear their laugh can weigh heavily on you at times. But also knowing that they no longer have to live in pain and suffering helps ease that feeling of grief too.
Some of the things that helped me was knowing ( or should I say that my Christian belief is ) that they are now reunited together forever, happy and pain free. I also believe that they continue to live in our hearts forever... I truly feel their presence often and that warms my heart. In fact, Rosie paid me an unexpected visit just yesterday... I've been home sick with a bad bronchitis infection and out of the blue, I came across a thank you note that was written by her from a few years ago, to me, thanking me for all the kind things that I had done for her and Dutch over the years and simply expressing her deep love for me and that they will always be here for me. I hadn't seen that note for years and had forgotten all about it, yet it appeared yesterday out of the blue, right when I needed to feel their love and presence the most. I truly believe that they can see us and hear us and be with us and therefore still be a part of our lives.
The other thing that helped me through the tough times was having all of you here. Seeing your wonderful images, hearing about everyone's life's moments of love, children/grandchildren being born, moving to new homes or starting new careers, new camera/lens acquisitions, travels and celebrations! This forum is so much more than photographs, but rather it is all of us sharing in each other's lives.... both the good times as well as the bad times.
So it is my wish to you and your family, that the Lord be with you and bless you. That He comforts you and takes care of you. And that He allows you to feel the presence of both your mother's and father's love, live in your heart now and forever more!