Monday, March 31, 2008

Good Bye to a Friend

Saturday we yet again morn a good friend. Suzie went to sleep on Saturday night and woke up in heaven. She left behind 3 children JJ, Billy, and Chasie. Suzie was a great friend and mom. I had known her for a short 3-4 years but she was always so nice. She had a smile on her face and was always making me laugh with her morbid sense of humor. As we all know I have one too! Suzie was dating an very old friend of mine Duane. I have known Duane for about 10-11 years and he has been through a ton. It is so sad that he must go through this challenge in life. The day of her funeral I had to work. At work a friend of mine brought in her pictures of Thailand. I came across this picture that had a saying on it. When I read it it kind of fit my day and I thought wow! It is a wonderful saying that is hanging on an aids exhibit in Thailand. Here is what it read....

The Spirit of those who died teach us how to think about our life today and the future.
We understand that life is all around us.
But sometimes we forget that we are all connected to all of life.
Death is a part of life and we forget to accept this truth.
Death leads to the birth of new life.

I think it is a great saying especially those who have dealt with death. I have been to many funerals in my short life and have know 4 young people in the last 8 months that have passed on. It is so hard to make sense of it all but when I read this it made me think. Things are much more then they appear to be. Life will carry on here on earth and we will meet our friends and family on the other side. Till we laugh again Suzie!


kuef said...

Thanks for the message. Susie taught me alot about how to look at life. She has made me change my view on my priorities and whats really important. Thank you guys for being my friends!!

Lisa said...

Sorry about your friend.