Tag Archives: Farewells

Hard to say Goodbye

Is it ever easy to say “farewell”?  Not the kind you say to end a bad job, relationship, or addiction.  But when this life, this body ends, can it ever be easy to say goodbye?  I know it is not easy for those left behind.  And I can imagine it is even harder for the person moving on.

Two passings came up today: a friend’s grandmother and Elizabeth Edwards.  My friend recently returned from his wedding, and I asked about his grandmother.  She had been sick, and he had taken time off from a very stressful, demanding job to spend some time with her.   He made it in time to see her – she held on until he was at her side, and passed the next day, just three days before his wedding.

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