What is it about loss that opens our eyes to the value of what we no longer have? Three days ago my brother and I helped our elderly father say goodbye to our mother, his bride of 65 years. Surrounded by loving family and friends, it was a hard day but God was very, very good. The thing that hit me immediately as I entered the chapel for Mom’s service, was the absence of her laughter. I realized the loss of her humorous outlook and outspokenness was going to be huge for our family. Thankfully, stories about funny things that Mom said or did are already being collected to help us remember her. One of my favorites was actually an interview recorded in their Senior Center Newsletter several years ago:
QUESTION: What is the best costume you ever wore on Halloween?
MOM’S ANSWER: My birthday suit, because I was…
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