My father-in-law died late yesterday afternoon, surrounded by his spouse, children and grandchildren. His son and his family arrived from England Friday evening. Saturday was cold, gray and rainy. It was a dreary day. We told many stories, sang lots of hymns, and prayed. There was lots of laughing and crying. Finally, we knew it was time to begin palliative care. His body made the decision. As the nurse increased his pain medication and removed the BiPAP, the clouds opened up and bright sunlight flooded in through the window. He died quickly and peacefully after living a very full and wonderful life. He leaves behind a legacy of extreme graciousness and boundless generosity that will continue to edify, inspire and comfort those who knew him. I am honored to be in his family.