On Sunday afternoon, the Captain returned to leave me a message. I had missed him by only a few minutes.
Since I last wrote about him, he had been back a few times. His mother was getting better at one point, then suddenly her condition took a turn for the worse. And then last Friday night, she passed on.
He said he needed time alone, but he promises to be back.
Sometimes, you want to hold a loved one in your arms and you can't, because they're not logged in and you cannot go to them. And all you can do is hold them in your thoughts and hope that they feel that support and love anyway.
"... if you need a friend, I'm sailing right behind ..."