I woke up early in the morning yesterday, and I was thinking about Dad's epitaph: "He taught us how to love." That really did seem to me to honor the best of what Dad did for us; I couldn't think of anything that would say it better.
The longer I thought about what Mom did that was the same and what she did that was different, I kept thinking that she didn't do that much different. It was the same love that she showed us, and the same model.
But it didn't seem right to say Mom's contribution was "ditto," either explicitly or by implication.
I kept laying there thinking and thinking and thinking. Then it came, really clearly. Dad taught us how to love, Mom loved us. Just the way he taught us to love.
It feels really right to me, but I'm certainly willing to consider other options.
Thanks to Vanessa, I've put up a poll for all of us to contribute opinions.
Like Doug, I was/am very grateful for the celebration. I'm looking forward to Christmas.
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