Thursday, June 2, 2011
Someone very close to me lost their longtime mate a few years back.
Quite suddenly. She has been a trooper through it all. From the diagnosis, to the quickly declining health, to the death that came way too soon. She played the cards that life gave her. I'm sure she asked why a million times.
I saw strength of her spirit and faith. She still had family to care for.
She is a young woman with lots of energy and wants to live more of life. I can see a change in her eyes, and a restlessness for new things in her life. She is ready to go out and see what comes her way or travel another road somewhere. She wants to have fun again.
The other night, we shared dinner with her and her "friend". I don't know if this is a romantic link or not. They were very relaxed together. Laughing at personal jokes and being comfortable with the little things that you do when you know someone intimately in an emotional way. I do know she seemed so much happier. And isn't that just what we want for our friends and loved ones? We want them to be happy. I am still smiling.