Susan, thank you. That was a noble wonderful piece. And for me, the best was this:
Again and again he thanked me for being there and apologized for how he'd treated Mama. "I never knew what I had until it was gone," he said. "Will you forgive me?"
"That's between you and her," I said. "But thank you."
So few people realize that we cannot forgive someone for their sins to another. You gave respect to your mom, respect to your dad and respect to your self.