I am feeling sad today. I have to say good-bye. My uncle passed away this morning. Not too unexpected, however, it all came about rather quickly. I know it’s what he wanted…for it all to be over, and for that I am thankful. But now he is gone and his family and those who loved him, are left to deal with the loss.
How do you say good-bye to someone who has been there ever since you can remember? How can a person be here one minute and gone the next? How can someone’s life slip away and everything all around, go on exactly the same…as if nothing out of the ordinary had just transpired? How do you pick up the pieces and carry on with life as normal? One day at a time, I suppose…minute by minute.
Saying good-bye is never easy. Saying good-bye to a life well lived, is harder still. But saying good-bye is a part of life and it is time to once again say good-bye to someone I love. Good-bye dear uncle. I have memories I’ll carry with me and treasure always. I was honored to have known you and honored more to have spent a small part of your last days on Earth with you. You will be missed by many and remembered for the good man you were. I know I will see you again one day, when I depart from this world, but until that day comes…I love you. Good-bye.