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.