Thank you so much for your thoughtful heartfelt response, Chris! You’re absolutely right. When our parents leave us, it’s what they taught that stay. And you’re right about being whole too. We’re so lucky we have both of our parents. Even though my mom departed at the age of 48, it was still a wonderful 26 years I had with her and I’ll be forever grateful for it.
Thank you so much for reading and for leaving food for thought. It’s a lesson I’ll always hold close to my heart :)