My brother, his pregnant wife, my uncle (dad's brother) and aunt, DD and SIL left on Wednesday morning, and my sister and her children left on Thursday after lunch (she had to work that evening). WM and I were going to leave on Saturday but the forecast temperature was 43*C (109*F) so we decided to wait and come home on Sunday (which was still very hot until we were fairly close to home). It's going to be a tough few days for mum but she'll get through it.
As for me, the whole thing seems quite surreal and there a lot of tears left to be shed. So, thanks once again, I truly appreciate your support and prayers.
And now, dad's spirit is in heaven with his Lord and Saviour and his earthly body rests among the hills and in the valley which he loved and to which he chose to retire.
This photo was taken by WM, June 2009.
Love you, dad.