Saying Goodbye at Thanksgiving

There will be no visit to Alice tomorrow after our Thanksgiving Dinner is done. She passed away yesterday afternoon. Get Well cards still line our computer desk - ready for the visit that was to never be.

She celebrated her 58th wedding anniversary on Monday - - too sick to really know what day it was. Her faithful husband knew what day it was - and also was aware that it would be the last anniversary for which the would be together.
Flowers have been sent - funeral preparations are being made - and Friday we will say our final goodbyes. Thanksgiving will be a little sadder this year; for our neighbor and friend is gone - and her husband is left with a grieving heart. Life's brevity will be on our minds this Thanksgiving.

We will find ourselves thankful for the loved ones seated around us - and aware that perhaps next year - the size of our family here on earth could be different. Cherish life while we can.

Blessings to You all My Friends -
Happy Thanksgiving,


Sharon said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. It is a very sad time of year to lose a loved one. My 18 year old nephew died the night before Thanksgiving several years ago.
I will be keeping her husband in my prayers.

Becky K. said...

I'm so sorry.
I, too, will keep Alice's husband in my thoughts and prayers.
58 years, that is wonderful.
Becky K.