~Thoughts for Dr. Billy~
With Love and Grief I bid "adieu" to someone who has meant more to our family than I have words to convey. A man who filled my beautiful sister's heart with joy and devotion, and who challenged her to pursue her dreams, supported her every step of the way, and was first in line to congratulate her when she realized success. How could a man with such an incredible intellect, sense of humor, and joie de vivre do anything else? Every day of their 34 year journey was nothing short of an Adventure Extradinaire. Together, they set the standard for what a relationship can and should be, for theirs was a love that could not be bent, not even under the most crushing of emotional blows. To see them together was to know "true love" not only exists, but thrives. Not even Death, the cruelest of impositions, can alter that reality.
Billy, you are loved and will be missed beyond reason, dearest of friends, mentors, confidants, and brothers. I am a better person for having spent so many rich and countless hours with you, sharing dreams, insights, and more than a few laughs. I have no doubt the next stage of your "journey" will be as fascinating as this one was, and I suspect those you encounter will love your quick wit, ready laugh, and sparkling grin every bit as much as we always did. Thank you for making Life so damn interesting, not to mention fun. xox
Anyone curious to know a bit more about my wonderful, amazing and beloved brother-in-law can read about him HERE (scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the full article)