As I am about to have a go at going back to normal life, I would like to thank those who helped get through the past year. A year marked by my father's health issues and culminating in his death.
First, I would like to thank my direct mangers at work, who allowed me to do everything that I thought I needed doing with regards to my family, no questions asked. Not having to worry about the work side of the equation was a major relief in an otherwise unrelenting year.
Second, I would like to thank all the friends who supported me in the process. This includes those commenting on this blog as well as friends keeping me up to date with things. Most of all, I would like to thank the friend who came to greet me at the airport and put a local SIM in my hand when I landed in Israel for the funeral: it took me a long while till I registered who it was standing in front of me, but his help and good will did go a long way. I don't know if he'd be happy with me naming him here, so I will settle with saying this friend has had a very successful guest post on this blog in the past.
Last, I would like to thank my wife for her relentless support throughout the period. When I disappeared to Israel she had to pick up the slack, and whenever I needed help she was the first to offer it.
I consider myself a very lucky person to have had the support of all of yous.