I want to thank each and all of you who posted such warm and kind responses to my original post. I haven't been here since then, it has been a dark and heavy road to travel, and I didn't have energy for much else than making it through each day. You see, he took his own life by hanging, and the shock hit hard.
It's been a time of grief, and a time of deep learning for me. And now I feel ready to try to pick up dropped threads. Just wanted to thank you all for your kindness and thought towards us.