This weekend was hard and beautiful in so many ways. Nate's fathers memorial service reflected an amazing man with an enormous power to effect people. It's going to be very difficult to get over his absence. Nate says "he would want us to think of the living". I'm glad I had a chance to see the family but the circumstances are unfortunate. This cat had a wonderful bond with Chip, and she is feeling his absence too but still found ways to make us smile.