Friday, August 15, 2008

Sad

Went to a funeral today. I hate that. We had the wake at work.

I didn't really know him, though I had met him. But it was still just so incredibly sad. His daughter spoke and read poems she had written to him.
I hope When I have children, I hope neither they nor I leave this world too soon.

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  1. I'm so sorry...funerals seem to have a way of bringing us back to reality and what's really real dont they?

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  2. I'm sorry, Io. That sounds like a rough day. I find funerals really tough no matter how well I know the person who died. It does have a way of shaking us up, confronting death that way, especially when the person was so young. I hope you have a comforting evening.

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  3. Untimely death is so hard especially when you do not get to say goodbye.

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  4. Even though you didn't know him, this funeral seems like a tough one on so many levels. He was young, serving his country and died so tragically. It is always painful to watch the love ones left behind grieve. Take care of yourself tonight and hug your husband.

    I love your attitude with WHEN.

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  5. Line of duty deaths always get to me, no matter whether I knew the person or not. That poor family.

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  6. I got to the line: "I wasn't done making memories with my dad" and burst into tears.

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  7. I hear you on this one.

    Over the years, there's a friend I've let kinda slip away -- even expressly turning down a chance to see her not too long ago because she just had a baby and I couldn't take it.

    However, this friend (with a baby) just got diagnosed with breast cancer. She's only in her 30s. This has been stirring up so many feelings for me, and I haven't been able to stop thinking about her. And feeling guilty as hell. It's also really shaking my worldview about having a baby being the Magical Happy Ending And That's That.

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