And we said farewell to Jesus. His son, Jesse, took a bus from Houston to be with him. Jesse had only known his father for the past five years. We asked if he would like to have a photo of his dad and him. He said yes. When he saw it, he said so sweetly, “That’s my dad. I wish we had more time. We have more catching up to do.” Jesse has no early memories of (or photos with) the father he didn’t know until somewhat recently. But now he’ll always have a heart-warming picture of this special time of love and forgiveness, helping his dad prepare to leave this world. Jesus passed peacefully – his brother and sister and their spouses came to ABODE to honor him. Our staff and volunteers welcomed them and shared in their grief. “He was a good brother-in-law,” one said as they left for the funeral home.