Saying goodbye to someone you love and care for is never easy.........and in the past attending a memorial service never bothered me......but in the past couple of years it has become very difficult for me to attend funerals. A dear sweet friend of my family passed away this weekend......her service was today. This woman had been a childhood friend of my dad's, her parents had been friends with his parents.......and I loved her with all my heart......and I just could not make myself go to the service.
The last time I saw her, which was back in late summer.......I knew in my heart I would not see her again. I grieved then and now. I think her connection to my dad ( and this month is the anniversary of his death) was just to much too bear. But I will always remember her kindness, her love and her goodness......and I will remember her laughter. I like to think that somewhere tonight, she and her husband, my mom and dad, my grandparents and her parents are having a great big celebration and their laughter is ringing through out the stars.
Goodbye Susie, I will always remember you and love you.