As details of Robin Williams' death continue to emerge, we learn more about the actor's life. His wife, Susan Schneider, has revealed that he was struggling with a recent diagnosis of early Parkinson's disease.
Recently, when he was told it was Sunday, Dad asked if we were going to have a "service or a blessing." Although he leads us in grace for every meal, he has never asked about this before. I put together a short service for us around the kitchen table with a reading and a prayer. I asked what hymn he would like to sing, and he began to sing The Lord's Prayer. Although we sing throughout every day, I don't recall ever hearing him sing this before. We had recited the Lord's Prayer at church on Christmas Eve recently so perhaps that stirred his memory.
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