Dear Ralph, Well today is a Good Friday. This is explained in Romans 5:8: “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Then in 1 Peter 3:18, it is reiterated again: “For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit.”

This is my second Good Friday without you and I miss your terribly. I am happy today though because I am driving to Kinder to celebrate the Easter weekend with all the family. It’s the first Easter weekend I’ve been to Kinder in at least 3 years and I used to do it every year. I am going to try to do it every year, that is possible, from here on out. It is so good to be with my family for the most holy of days and weekend. We get to visit, and have unlimited coffee time and of course eat good food all of the time.

This was Aunt Jan’s first holy week without her beloved Orville. Of course everyone misses him, but just seeing the sadness on Aunt Jan’s face most of the weekend really made me feel good about myself and how far along I have come since you died. It’s not even been six months since Orville passed away, and I so remember at the six month mark of your death. I was so depressed that I ended up taking 3 days off of work. I am doing so much better now and I can really see that by looking back at my letters to you. I cry a lot because I miss you, but I don’t cry as much and that does NOT mean I don’t miss you every single day. I’m learning to get through it.

Happy Good Friday in Heaven baby.