A short blog today….
This week I said goodbye to my beloved father. I loved him dearly and miss him very much.
I have been lucky to have been embraced by my wonderful family and friends and the love between us all has been incredible.
We try and cope with life’s sadnesses as best we can, and when times are really bleak we can be truly touched by acts of kindness from ordinary, yet extraordinary people.
From the young guy in the coffee shop who, on learning of my trouble, rushed over with a piece of cake and a kind word and told me to call in anytime I felt like I needed a chat, to the elderly and infirm neighbours of my dad’s who struggled out to pay their respects; to the guys next door who I have only just got to know and who embraced me with a loving hug when I was standing in the road in tears; and to the countless people on the end of the phone lines who didn’t know me, but did their best when I was trying to sort out paperwork, and to the lady who served my dad at the post office counter every week and who referred to him as a perfect and kindly gentleman, my spirits have been truly lifted.
For anyone else going through a bereavement, my thoughts are with you.
A very good friend sent me this message:
‘Maybe we feel we lose, but this is only in our perception. Nothing gets lost, it just changes form. I am with you’.
As the sun goes down in one part of the world, it rises in another.