Another Friend is Homeward Bound!
At my age, it seems that the bus heading "HOME" comes by often! Over the last six months, six of my friends and/or acquaintances have boarded the bus and are now in a place where there is no more sorrow, pain and tears! The sorrow, pain and tears are with their families and friends left behind. Time will heal these pains although it could be a long journey.
My latest Friend to depart was a high school friend from my graduating class of 1961. She was the best of the best! Nobody ever heard her say a negative word about anybody. She was at the head of the class, an unbelievably professional pianist and made everybody feel special with kind words.
Although we've known the bus was on its way for several months because of pancreatic cancer, the email with the time of departure is never easy to read and accept.
The good news is there is no more pain and the New Beginning has started for her, never to end! There is no sadness or sorrow for her, only for those of us left behind.
That begs many questions:
What about me? How ready Am I for the bus to arrive?
If I saw the bus arriving, how would I feel?
How confident am I about the ending and the New Beginning?
Have I had the important conversations with those I Love?
What about You? How do you answer these questions?
Take a few minutes today and give these questions some valuable quiet time before you miss the opportunity!