I miss him terribly...I have the same empty feeling I had when my blessed father died 16 years ago. I was blessed to have been at a papal mass in Monterey CA in 1987, shortly after I became Catholic and I remember the dense fog of the morning disappeared when Pope John Paul II arrived. I loved him before I became Catholic & I fell in love with him more as I read his writings. I felt a particular love for him also because my father also had Parkinson's disease. I pray to him now as I know he is a saint and he is full of joy in heaven.