Well October and most of November came and went and with it Halloween and Norah’s 9th birthday. It has been a very sad and emotional time for me but also very peaceful and beautiful. My Pop whom I talk of often here in this space fell ill in the beginning of October. We celebrated his 89th birthday on October 15th and on Halloween we lost the greatest man there ever was. Words cannot express the loss and sadness I feel but also the deep love and appreciation I have for all that he has taught and given to me. He lives on in all of us, his family who he loved so dearly.
I am so lucky to have his beautiful work throughout my entire home as a reminder of how much he loved and cared for me. He is everywhere which makes it hard at times but so comforting.
I will miss his deep voice, his scent of sawdust and salve, his smooth hands, twinkly eyes and smile. I’ll miss making lunch for him, visiting him up in his office, our great conversations, and drawing up plans together for my next project.
I will forever have him in my heart and will never forget to say my prayers and will always strive to love my neighbor.
He was such a good, good man.
You can read more about him here.