Dad, it’s time that you can rest in peace

 You’re prepared. But I guess you’re never prepared for death.

Leaving the hospital late Sunday night, he seemed to be in very good spirits. Maybe that’s the way it is just before you enter your  next phase in life.

All the kids had gotten to visit. His sisters were there. He probably talked more in that one day than he had in the past year.

He told me he was dying. I really didn’t believe him. Maybe I should have paid more attention.