Saturday, January 17, 2009
Death is very much on my mind today. Yesterday morning our son called to say his mother-in-law had died. In June last year it had been his father-in-law. A couple of months before that they had to put down their house dog of many years because of bone cancer. These people were also a part of our lives for nearly 30 years. Then later in the morning my only brother called to say his mother-in-law had also died. She had been a part of our lives for 50 years. Last August we had to have the vet put down our pet dog of 5 years because of cancer. Two aunts died this year, cousins and very dear friends also died.
The older a person becomes the more grief they have to endure. There is less long-term friendships left and it becomes more important to reach out to younger people around you for a network of friends. As we age we should have lots of wisdom from just plain living to share with the younger generation.