May God keep you and comfort you.
Mike, sorry to hear of your family’s loss. When my brother passed I was trying to be the strong one too. Went somewhere to collect my thoughts and behind where I was sitting was a sign that said “It’s okay not to be okay “ I cried and said Amen. Prayers for comfort and peace.I haven't been very active lately because three weeks ago, my son Steve passed away unexpectedly. No illness, no symptoms, but we are assuming it was a massive heart attack or stroke. Its been a horrible 3 weeks for my entire family. Steve was just 51 and left behind his wife and two children. Our entire family has pulled together and all we can do is take this loss one day at a time. Steve was well known in our community and literally several hundred people cam to pay their respects at the funeral. I'm trying to be the shoulder that everyone leans on but its hard. I tell everyone that tries to console us that they should treasure their family and children because one never knows what the next day will bring.