Monday, July 2, 2012

On the Road Again.....

Image found here. 

I'm heading back to the midwest this week for my brother-in-law's memorial.

It will be good to spend time with family and friends there, to share stories and re-connect and grieve. John's family has a healthy attitude toward grief in that while they are loving and sympathetic, they also feel that death is just another part of life. A sometimes difficult part, but a reality nonetheless. So rather than dwell on sadness and loss, they make a point to focus on good memories, good thoughts, and good prayer.

We will all cry -- but then we'll laugh over a good meal, maybe make a campfire by the lake, roast a few marshmallows, tell stories, and redefine our new smaller family circle again.

There will be hours of great stories. I can't wait to hear them all.


Gill said...

Beautiful way to remember someone, how it should be.

ShEiLa said...

Travel safely.

Grief is tough... may your family find comfort in each other.