The setting sun on a life well lived

As the full moon has been rising in the east there’s been a setting sun on my father’s life.  This past week he passed away at the age of 84, after a well lived life.  He met my mother in the third grade and the childhood sweethearts later married and enjoyed 62 years together.  Dad was in the Korean War and was proud to have served his country.  An architect by trade, his legacy can be found throughout the Kansas City area.  My two brothers and myself carry many of our father’s influence, one of which is the importance of family.  We all came together this past week, supporting Dad and Mom and one another.  Life will be different for all of us now, however we’re all richer for having had Dad in our lives.

3 thoughts on “The setting sun on a life well lived

  1. Rex Hamann October 20, 2013 / 10:16 pm

    My heart goes out to you at this fragile time. I believe we never truly lose our loved ones, but saying goodbye is the hardest thing there is to do. I guess in some ways we are lucky to get the chance to do that, but that does not lessen the pain of the ripping away of a layer of our soul. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

  2. October 21, 2013 / 8:49 am

    My condolences Linda, You seem to be having a tough autumn.

  3. Bradford Kissell October 21, 2013 / 9:25 am

    So sorry to hear the sad news, Linda. It’s been a difficult period for your family, and I wish you the best in getting through to happier times.

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