I was at a funeral home yesterday afternoon paying my respects to a dear friend who had lost her father.
His illness was a long struggle and she was by his bed side most of the way.
Still, she said, it doesn’t prepare you for when the end finally arrives.
If you have lost a parent I’m sure you can relate, if not; like me, you fear the day.
But somehow we find the strength to dig up the old pictures, stories and memories of a life that has left us.
Family and friends gather for no other reason than to support you with their presence and celebrate a life that always seems at least one day too short.
No matter how busy you feel your life is, for that moment it stands still, while you remember those who aren’t sharing it with you.
For those close to the loss the pain seems unbearable, the support offers hope for a better tomorrow.
The only resolution is the suffering is over and they are off to a better place.
And perhaps the knowledge, that eventually, it happens to us all.
All the more reason to be good to each other and cherish life.
Because during these moments, when life does stand still, we realize just how short it really is.
I’m Scott Thompson.
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