I wish the blog could keep going. I wish Deron were here to write it. But it was his ideas and passion and experiences that made it interesting. No one else can duplicate that.
Thank you to all you readers out there who joined Deron from a distance. I've heard many of you say that you felt like you knew Deron through the blog even though you never met him. It was so neat to see someone so private about his disease his whole life, open up in cyberspace. He would never have had the chance to make so many friends or impact so many people as he did without it.
Deron's and Mom's funeral services and slide shows are posted, so those of you who couldn't make it in person can see or hear what they were like. They were both so good, so appropriate to each person.
I may occasionally post more old videos of Deron with the kids as I come across them. I have more.
It hurts to think that people aren't going to be reading his blog any more. One thing I do when I really miss Deron is to go back in his blog to today's date, a year ago, and see what was on his mind. Sometimes I can imagine his voice reading post, and it makes me smile.
One of the pastors at Deron's funeral reminded us that God isn't finished with Deron. And I'm so glad. But Deron has no more need of this blog. It remains for his boys, for Jan, for me, and for you to read if we wish.