“I found myself thinking about President William McKinley, the third American president to be assassinated. He lived for several days after he was shot, and towards the end, his wife started crying and screaming, "I want to go too! I want to go too!" And with his last measure of strength, McKinley turned to her and spoke his last words: "We are all going.” ~ John Green, Looking for Alaska
We lost another loved one yesterday. Suddenly and unexpectedly.
"It's the cycle of life and death," my mother said. "One by one, they go. We all go. It hurts for a long time, the time we are apart, but in time, we will all be together again."
It's true. We all go. The problem is not that we go, but it's how we go, and when we go. When it happens, the survivors are never really prepared. And even if it is expected, it doesn't take away the pain for those that are left behind.
All we can do is live our days happily, love each other as best we can, and look forward to the time when we will be reunited with those that have gone before us.