There is nothing that can prepare you for the death of a loved one.
Even when it has been expected for days, months or years.
As a survivor, you are left with an incredible sense of loss.
There is nothing more you can do for them.
Days pass and you hear nothing.
What is left of them are the waves of grief
that bring you to a stop
moisten your face
and choke you
with the deep sobbing
brought home by love.
So, you are left with
Waves of Grief,
and the things they left behind.
And so it is with our loss of John and Cheryl.
Somebody said "You are your things."
I tend to take that notion seriously.
Looking at some of the things they left behind
you might grasp the idea
that our friends
are worth the pain
to the end.