Thanks again for the prayers. Yes, it is sad in a way, and Julia is for sure in for some difficult times. Especially during the times when she finds herself alone. But as one who has been where she is in losing a spouse, I'd like to add maybe a little different perspective on what you wrote FathersGirl. It's said that the only thing harder than losing a spouse is losing a child. I guess because it's out of order and we're supposed to outlive our parents. My wife and I were married less than half the time Ben and Julia were. We were together over 25 years and married over 24 of that and I was devastated at her passing. When people marry the two do become as one, but when one leaves, they don't split back apart into two. The one left is only half a person and for a time, you really don't know who you are because half of you is gone. I'm not sure a person ever really completely lets go of the part of themselves that comes to belong to their spouse. Anyhow, the point I'm getting at is, although it's tough in a lot of ways, it is also a time for thanking God, for the sweetest most loving gift He ever gives His children. The first and most meaningful gift. A life companion. I'm sure that Julia, as well as I feel soooo blessed to have spent most of our adult lives with someone we thought was the most wonderful person in the world. And knowing you'll spend eternity with that same love, is icing on the cake. The sad moments won't last. The gratefulness and love will endure forever. Just a thought. I have engraved on our headstone, from Psalms 139: "When I awake, I am still with you".