He has passed and yet we are stronger. There was pain, there were tears, there was laughter, there was sadness, there was wine, tequila and beer, cigarette smoke and stories upon stories upon stories. Mom said that she did not want to remember the pain and the loss, but I will never forget those glorious days that marked the passing of our king.

Life is so big and messy and filled with fear and joy, struggle and celebration. So many moments I have had and shared and wished that you were there. But time just passed by and years accumulated on my shoulders and when we least expected it, he declined into the darkness (or rather rose into light) and shook our foundation. And amidst the loss, he reminded us of how much we need each other, how much we love each other.

I wanted to share these pictures with you in a place where we could all download them.

I love you all so much. And I will never forget these last days.