Alfons Schmid Sr.
Six months ago my father was diagnosed with a very rare, serious disease, a fate he accepted without much argue but with admirable patience. Not knowing how much time we had I decided to spend as many days and weeks with him as possible. Luckily and against all predictions he gradually recovered. It was apparent he would not regain his original strength, but my father remained positive, pushing his limits day by day. Then there was an acute decline. – A few days ago my father passed away.
This is a very sad time for my family and me, but despite the grief I am thankful for those past six months in which spending time with my father was more important and more valuable than anything else. Other things had to wait, were postponed, or treated with lower priority. – So was the subject of this website.
Those wondering why things here had slowed down see there is a reason. After some time of recuperation, everything should return to its usual pace, though.