I also have to share how humbled I am with the dignity, decency and love displayed during this tragedy by Gregg, Laurie, Aidan and Leigh. We were all hanging on every news update, and after sending the breaking news to everyone I knew in Chicago, I eventually got a call Wednesday at about 8:30am from a friend in Chicago, with that numbing news. Please know that we have been with you all along. All l can say is that Austin would be so proud of how his family responded and acted.
I’ll end with a tribute to Austin as I am so reminded of the time when we lost my Mom…... I was sitting on a sofa with my Aunt Margie and we were both just weeping together. My Uncle Donald, the Minister, sat down with us and, with his arm around me, announced “HE takes only the best; scoundrels like you and I, Marge, will always be around.”
We’ll miss you, Austin…..”one of the best”…..