Hi Sea Angler
I wa so sorry to read your posting - what an awful end to a bad year. However you are already thinking positive for 2016, by taking pride in your son. So, while you grieve, look forward too, and anticipate a happier future. Blood ties are not necessarily the strongest. Ties that are forged through interests,.circumstance, location, or common adversity can become even stronger over time. In a small way this forum also joins us, although we are somewhat unwilling and reluctant participants, linking PWPs across the length and breadth of the country.
So, as we stagger on together, into a New Year, keep on posting, as Mr Angry, Mr Sad, and Mr lol and as all your various Mr characters in between.
Wishing you well