THE DAY FOLLOWING MY LAST POST WAS SURELY THE WORST!
Yes, it certainly was. My younger son died. At 7:30 Saturday morning he died suddenly, no warning, just said he felt ill, laid down and died. Age 41. How do you cope with something like that? The only answer is, day to day, the best you can and there's no other answer.
What else can you do? As the days go on and he doesn't call, as he did almost every day, it sinks in that he is not going to call again. He was always on his cell phone, perhaps way too much at times, calling his brother, sister, mother, father, and many many friends. But, those calls have now ceased and he is missed, very much missed. Happy-go-lucky type of guy, always a smile (and I'll manage to post a picture of him here soon) who loved people. He loved his friends.