Grateful while grieving
I had a friend diagnosed with Kidney Cancer three weeks ago, he has passed away. So quick! So hard to even grasp that he was suffering and now is gone.
It just makes me so grateful for my life. It also makes me ask why? But I don't dwell on that, becasue I really don't know the answer, and nodbody else knows either.
It also confirms my belief that one must live every day, every minute of life with as much joy as one can have.
SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,358 Memberedited September 2020 #2Loss
I am sorry for your loss. These are tough issues. We all deal more closely with the issue of mortality than the general population. Each moment counts.0
Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,729 Memberedited September 2020 #3Sorry
I'm so sorry to hear of your friend's passing. It's never easy no matter how long or short they suffered. It still hurts. May your friend RIP.
Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 767 Memberedited September 2020 #4Sorry for your loss Tru. It's
Sorry for your loss Tru. It's always so hard when a friend leaves us.0
I Am So Sorry Tru
I am so sorry for your loss.
And what you said is something I think pretty much all of us feel - why me? - in connection with still being here when anyone passes away from this.
And also like you said, we should try to live each day to the best we can. I am not sure if I can express it properly, but generally I feel like I owe it to everyone else, for many reasons, who has gone through this and is not longer with us. This includes trying to be as helpful and supportive to others who find themselves here, something which you do, hands down.
Virtual hugs my friend.0
SnapDragon2 Member Posts: 696 Memberedited September 2020 #7Goodness Tru, What a shock!
Goodness Tru, What a shock! Just know your friend would want you to always remember your friendship with a smile.
And YES, Live each day like there's no tomorrow.0
Real Tar Heel Member Posts: 307 MemberMy condolences.
I am very sorry that your friend passed. Cancer is always difficult. Unfortuntely the feelings are always the same. From my experience from my grandparents and patients I just hope that your friend hat a peaceful death without pain, surrounded by the family.
At the end we all hope for the best and live0
Allidoisyoga Member Posts: 37edited September 2020 #12I am so sorry
It is hard to hold both worlds... so very hard to hold the emotions of being grateful, while mourning the losses of our friends. To be part of a community where our friends pass away quickly, over and over again.
I am sending you love and hugs... and yes we must just live in the moment. And see the beauty and light in the present. Take care friend.0
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