Why do we have to say goodbye?

Brenda’s dogs, Taffy, Skor, and Rolo. Taffy and Rolo are coming home to join our furry family, and Skor has found a home as well.

Yesterday was as upbeat a day as one can have while attending a funeral service.

The funeral service was very beautifully done, and the message of the priest was very timely. In his message he discussed the question that we all still struggle with.. Why>

Why did this have to happen to such a young, beautiful soul? Why did God have to take her?

A perspective I was left with last night while talking with Lynn gave me pause.

What if God didn’t call her? What if Satan took her from us because of the depth of her faith? What if God took her by His side and protected her at the time of her death?

While we will not know the answer to those questions until we stand before Him, the thoughts above make this painful loss that much more bearable to consider.

Now that the funeral is done there is a sense of relief in the house though the grief still remains like a shroud.

We will miss Brenda always, but the sun continues to rise, and time flows as an unstoppable river. Lynn and her mom will have lot’s of work ahead of them as they settle Brenda’ s life to rest, but eventually a new normal will rise like the sun, where the pain of this memory fades, but is never forgotten.

Tomorrow I head home, back to new normal. I head back to work for the paper , back to the bookstore, and looking after the two new furry family members.

Thanks for tagging along on this journey of recovery,


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