I’ve been dreaming of earthquakes. To me, these symbolize huge changes that are about to occur.

The first member of a beloved group of friends died on March 31st. This past Saturday, we gathered with other members of her family and friends to say good-bye to her. The experience was surreal. I was acutely aware of Maggie’s absence and aware that in our small group, we were not spending much time speaking of her or our loss.

At the end, we said our good-byes and as I drove away, I wondered if on that day we were saying good-bye to more than our friend.

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2 Responses to Earthquakes

  1. Tammy Appling-Cabading says:

    Thanks for sharing your reflection on saying “good-bye”.

    Today was the burial service of my Mother-in-law and in the moment as the casket was being lowered into the still ground, there was a deep sadness and release that here we are saying “good-bye” not only to the actual person but all the good/bad characteristics that shaped us as a family unit.

  2. Tammy,

    Thank you for posting and for sharing your experience as well. My condolences to you and your family on the physical loss of your Mother-in-law.

    And yes, there IS that moment of realization that EVERYTHING has changed.

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