The last two days have been filled with mixed emotions. One of our best friend’s mom passed away. Last night was her wake, and this morning was her funeral. Although she had been ill and it was expected, it is still difficult to lose a mom and I am so sad for all of them.
As I sat in the church, the same church where my mom’s funeral was, I got very weepy. So many of the songs were sung at my mom’s funeral and although I miss her everyday, it was one of those days that made me miss her even more.
Her death brought many of our old friends together. Good friends. Long time friends. Occasions like this made me realize how long it has been since we all got together. We always say it won’t be so long next time, but life often gets in the way. Each time we say the same thing and promise to make it happen. We try to have an annual Christmas brunch together with this group of friends and with the holidays around the corner, we are hoping to all meet up for a much less somber occasion.
Life really is too precious. Maybe my goal for the new year should be to really put more effort into making these get-togethers happen. It was so good to see all of them. All of us together in the same place. It has been too long since the last time that happened….it may possibly have been my own mom’s funeral almost two years ago. We need to find a happier reason and make the time. It just goes so fast!