To my son Tommy,
It is tough to find that silver lining at a funeral home, for obvious reasons. But as I looked around tonight at the tremendous outpouring of love, I saw that silver lining. There was more of everything tonight. There were more people, more hugs, more laughs, more tears, more prayers, and more love. And every moment was heightened. People dress a little better. Their words are a little sweeter. They hug a little longer and squeeze a little tighter. The pray a bit harder. They laugh a bit louder. They shed tears without shame. They love with every ounce of their being . It was a fitting tribute for Nansy. Perhaps we can find it in our hearts to live life like that every day and not just on a sorrowful occasion.
Sincerely with love from your dad,