Alexainie, I found your article a couple of weeks late and read it without noting the date; I was going to offer my condolences for the loss of your father and also express my happy thoughts at how you managed to spend fulfilling last days with him and all that awesomeness and sadness, and then I scrolled down and saw the date on a comment and thought: there’s nothing worse than a late “sorry for your loss” post. This is something I was told long, long ago by a family member (I can’t even remember which one told me but it was something I remembered).
So, until today, when Aura Wilming, Valerie MacEwan and Caleb Ramsby all told me that I was mistaken and it wouldn’t be a bad thing to offer a late condolence, I had let it go. But now I’m back, and I want to offer you the condolences that I failed to offer before. And this is such an awesome story, thanks!