Since Tuesday, my ‘real world’ life has been a blur. I’ve been immersed in family, food, sadness & joy as we prepare to say goodbye to my Aunt. Public events, work meetings, appointments, deadlines have all been lost–some I was able to cancel, others will have to forgive me.
Today is the actual funeral where we will say our last goodbye. For me, the hardest part is leaving them lying in the funeral home after viewing. During the dying process NO ONE leaves and we are hyper-vigilant to the process. Just walking away seems so wrong…
My cousin Jerry shared this poem and I haven’t had time to research the author. I will make sure I update when I have the opportunity, so proper credit can be shared.
The tide recedes but leaves behind
bright seashells on the sand.
The sun goes down, but gentle
warmth still lingers on the land.
The music stops, and yet it echoes
on in sweet refrains…..
For every joy that passes,
something beautiful remains.
Thank you to everyone who has sent notes, left sweet comments & offered prayers for myself & my family. We are all deeply appreciative.