The Holland Sentinel had another article about Rich on the front page of Sunday’s paper. I’ve uploaded it here for you to read.

On another note, several people have asked me if I am going to keep writing here. The answer is yes. I just ask that you be patient. The next few days are going to be quite busy, and I am also going to be getting back to work this week. I’ve been journaling in long hand, but am hoping to have something to post soon.

For now, thank you all for your prayers and notes. I think the time after the funeral, once all the visitors stop coming, is probably the most difficult. The silence in our home begins to sink in. I once wrote a poem about my father, but a line in that poem is equally applicable to Rich…

Your absence is a real presence in my life…

Don’t forget to pray for Rich’s kids as well. They have lost their mother and father in a space of four years. Pray that I will be the support and encouragement to them that they need as well. Tonight in church we sang the song “It is well with my soul”, which we also sang at the graveside service.

Amen and Amen.