June 18, 2016
The subtitle of Marian Freund’s book is what grabbed me first: “Teaching My Dying Father How to Love Me.”
Resonating in those eight words are notes of unfinished business, loss and finally triumph of the heart.
“What I realize,” she writes, “is that I am having a relationship with dad that I have never had in my life, and it is all overshadowed by the fact that he is dying. To lose what is just beginning is hard to contemplate, much less accept.”