How good of you to write to Jane and try to give her some inspiration. I truly hope that what you've written will help her.
Chris, maybe because I am not a very religious person, although I have a strong belief in God, I don't understand some of what you wrote. "My Dad's life truly had a purpose and impacted all those who came into contact with him, especially those last two years of his life. He was always my hero, my rock, my teacher, but never as powerful as those last two years. Through his suffering he was an inspiration to all. Especially through his faith in God." In my mind (and heart) it saddens me so deeply to watch my mom slip away. I guess I just don't understand how her having to endure this disease will be an inspiration to me. Again, maybe because I am not a religious person...I just don't understand...be well, Mimi