This post is a mess. I'm very tired, stressed and couldn't sleep before I blogged.
Saturday night Jenny stayed over our house to help us out by watching our kids. In the morning we found out her husband Chris had died. So unexpected, so out of the blue, so very very sad. Devastating. I know that people always say "there couldn't be a nicer guy" but really... there couldn't be a nicer guy.
We drove up Thanksgiving afternoon and spent the evening at Chris' mom's house. Friday was the visitation and Saturday morning was the service. There are many many people who miss Chris. A lot of family, friends and coworkers who all really liked and loved him.
My heart is broken for Jenny. Hearing her talking to the police on Sunday morning was... one of the worst things that has ever happened in my presence. Certainly the saddest. It echoes in my mind.
We got home from Columbus at 5 today (Saturday). I'm sad we could not stay longer. Financially speaking it was not possible to stay. I wanted to bring her home. Everyone from Cincinnati did. The temptation for me is to try and know and do what is best for Jenny. I want her to come to Cincinnati so I can be close to her and help to take care of her. This is what is best for me anyway, but Jenny knows what is best for her. We just need to be there and keep her company and love her.
So love you Jenny. I hope you will come to Cincinnati to visit soon. I hope we can come to visit you soon too.
Love you Chris. You were a most excellent in-law in-law.