Saturday, November 06, 2010

Good Friends

There are three funerals I could go to this week. This morning there were two. Then I opened the paper over lunch and there were three. Remember this post? The man in that post died a few days ago. The poor people left in that family have lost a sister and both parents now. I cannot imagine.

Tonight I reconnected with a friend I rarely phone but we both knew two of the three people who died. She is one of those lifelong friends one has where you pick up where you left off and it's like it was yesterday that you last spoke. There aren't many of those kinds of friends in this life and I am grateful for her.

4 comments:

daisymarie said...

Oh my. Such loss. Whispered prayers for those families. Glad you were able to reconnect. I have a few friends like that. You're absolutely right: wonderful treasures they are. As are you.

Black Pete said...

Which is what life is about--relationship.

Kathy M. said...

Dear Hope,

I am so sorry for your losses. I went back and reread your post about this man. What a beautiful, touching post. I especially loved the part about (and I'm paraphrasing badly here) when you cry over a death, you are also crying for every unresolved loss. It's hard for me to say goodbye. You have been an example to me of grace in recovery. Thank you.

Thanks, too, for stopping by my blog and for your kind words. Please take good care. I will keep you in my prayers.

annie said...

Hugs to you, Hope. Those kind of friends are few, I'm glad you have her.