To those of you who kept us in your thoughts and prayers, who wrote to us, who sent cards, flowers, meals and donations, who helped with photos, offered child care and even brought us clothing, who came to the visitation or who came to the funeral: thank you!
We have been utterly overwhelmed by the love and support we've had in the last couple of weeks. Brendan commented at one point: "We have amazing friends and family!"
It's made a difficult time a little easier to bear.
Many people are wondering how we are doing, and the short answer is that by the grace of God we are coping. Elizabeth is struggling with insomnia which has made for some short nights and challenging afternoons but hopefully this will resolve soon. Advice of course is welcome.
We did video the funeral, for those of you who would have liked to see it. We also have most of it in text form. Let me know if you'd like links.
My speech from the funeral
The English translation of the obituary written by the NZZ (the newspaper Christian wrote for)