There is a seven-hour time difference with Snoopy sleep in peace tonight God is bigger than anything you shirt and I kept missing calls for months. He’s finally nailed me down to a regular Monday Skype at 3:15 and that’s inviolable. In a way, I felt like I had left him behind—and he called me on it. Sending my children with character and strong wings into their future was my responsibility. One more thing—if seniors have a spouse or partner or career after their kids leave, isn’t that a built-in hedge against loneliness? If there is no partner, then they’ve most likely expanded their interests and involvements independently. More disturbing at this time in my life, I am losing my peers—lifelong friends and extended family—this year there was a cascade of five.
Their passing leaves me with Snoopy sleep in peace tonight God is bigger than anything you shirt. But they added to my life in so many ways that I do not feel like they have left me behind. I stand gratefully on their strong shoulders. You learn so much more about a person by living with them. You get to see the good the bad and the ugly. If you are living apart, you can still deal with things alone. If you get pissed off because you had a bad day at work, got pulled over and received a speeding ticket or got fired from your job.