A little over a week ago my best friend called to tell me her husband died. We knew he was ill but for some reason you just keep hoping they’ll get better.
This particular funeral hit pretty hard, you see I stood up with them at their wedding 34 years ago now I would stand with her at his funeral as she buried her husband. It makes you look at your own mortality realizing time is passing and we are all getting older. My tears were for my best friend, we had been friends for 36 years before she met him and continued our friendship after they were married. I was sad my friend had to go through the goodby’s with the man she loved and sad to know the days ahead of her would be days of grieving and sadness but I also knew she would have days of happy remembrances. Her husband loved life and he loved people. Truly the man never met a stranger. He could sit and talk to you for hours on any subject you might want to discuss. She will miss him, the fun, the laughter and the love and she will miss the quite moments when they were together.
Parting is not easy…yet the day comes and we have to say goodby to loved ones. We need to remember the good times ,we need to do our grieving and then go on with building a life for ourselves, for they would want us to go on. I know he would want her to remember him with love and not grieve long, but to go forward with her life.
We all need each day to make sure we are moving forward in our lives, living each day to the fullest, being with our loved ones and our friends.