Thank you, everyone, for your kind words of encouragement and consolation. It has been a very stressful past 5 days and thankfully now, all the the formalities are done. The service was lovely, there were flowers ~~everywhere~~ and people from all over the community brought tons of food. My house is quiet now, all of my houseguests have left - and I am getting ready to go and sleep for what seems like the first time since Thursday morning.
I have received literally hundreds of private emails and messages from all of you here at TCS and I wanted you all to know that I have been deeply touched by each and every one of them. The support and love I have felt from you all has made it that much less difficult to bear.
Thank you sincerely from me and from my family. You all really are the best!!
From my heart to each and every one of yours,