Adam and I were at dinner the other night and he asked me a question about my dad. I'm not even exactly sure what it was, but we started talking about the last few days with my dad in the hospital. Adam wondered if my dad could hear us as we spoke words of love over him and said our goodbyes. And I mentioned that I've heard they can still hear you, it's just that they can't say anything back. And Adam said, "I've only been married 6 months to you and I can't imagine being in that position and not being able to say 'I love you' back. Not even for my benefit, but for yours... so you can hear it. It must have been hard for your mom who was married to him for over 30 years."
I'm grieving for my dad differently in the past couple of days. From a wife's perspective, it definitely adds a whole new array of emotions. Makes me feel deeper for my mom.