Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sad day today.

Today I went to the funeral of a dear friend's mother. I didn't know the lady, but just listening to her grandchildren talk about her, tells me she was a very special lady. It is amazing to think that it has already been six years since I had to bury my own mother. It feels like yesterday.
I remember so clearly what my dad said shortly after mom passed away and I asked him if the pain of losing her would ever go away. He looked at me for a long time and then he said: "I don't know my dear, maybe it gets better after 27 years, I will tell you if it does." I thought it was a very strange answer untill I realised that his own mom had passed away 26 years before. Today, when I sat in church, I realised my dad was right, it never really gets better, we just learn to live with the loss.
Today's card was made for my friend. I thought I would send her some cheerful flowers, hoping they will make her smile.


  1. Thank you for sharing this precious memories. Sometimes the memories we hold of our loved ones is what lives with us for the rest of our lives.

  2. I agree with you totally, my mom passed away 8 years ago, and yes you do learn to live with the loss. Most days are goods, but there are moments that are not so good too. xxxxx Love and Hugs .... PS, you owe me an address, cause I owe you some blog candy !!!eMAIL ME