Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Vacation - Part 2
Bittersweet is defined in the dictionary as "pleasure tinged with sadness or pain." That's almost an accurate descriptor of how our first trip as an extended family without Dad felt to me, except I'd flip that around: I'd say it was more like sadness and pain tinged with pleasure.
I think we were all a little nervous before we left about how the vacation would go without Dad and with everyone's grief still so raw. Dad LOVED the beach and talked a lot about going there when he first got diagnosed, as part of his Modified Bucket List.