I finally spoke to Nicola this morning. As I knew, her and the kids have been inundated with support since Don died on Wednesday. We laughed and we cried during the phone call, but at last I can feel a personal sense of closure about things.
The last few days have been awful. I couldn’t be there for Nicola and the kids physically, and the short call from Wednesday allowed only enough time to express our sorrow and support for them. I feel like the heavy weight has been lifted from my shoulders at last. It is true what everyone says, grieving os for the living.