“Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.” ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
Anyone who has ever known me knows well of my father, for I was so grateful for being blessed with such an extraordinary man for a father and best friend.
I wrote of Walter Lamb, the superhero, in 2011 on this blog:
Few words are worthy enough to accurately describe the impact he had on myself, my sister, my mother and thousands of other human beings – and furry creatures.
On this journey, I’ve met challenges but this one of late is the greatest of all.
A heart attack took my father, my best friend, suddenly from our lives in May.
Over the coming months, I must spend more time caring for myself and my family in order to adjust to this new normal.
I will soon return to volunteering, blogging and book writing with strengthened enthusiasm, courage and determination, for as my father wrote in 2012…
“Unquestionably, we should all seek to leave the world in balance to the best of our abilities,
Prior to jumping on the Bonnie Boat and sailing away.”
I hope you are well.