In early June, Daisy had another stroke, this was not her first. She spent her remaining days in the Page Hospital being taken care of and visited by family and loved ones. When we had her funeral on the following Tuesday, it struck me as we gathered with everyone. She was reuniting with not just her husband, George, but with her children that had gone before her. It really touched me as a mother to think about losing children and how infinitely joyful it would be to see them again. I know that Daisy's sons, Ross, Daniel and Irvy were there to greet their mother. What a reunion that must have been!
As an aside, the day of the funeral was Theo and I's 20th anniversary. It may seem sad to have such a great milestone on the same day as a funeral, but I look at it differently. At this time of coming together to honor a life, we can look back and reflect as well as look forward with anticipation of what is yet to come. We rejoice in the things that are good. We celebrate the milestones we've acheived. We relish the opportunity to move forward together.
I am glad to know that families are eternal, that we live on beyond this earthly life. This is just one stop in a much grander journey. I was glad to be aquainted with Daisy. She always had a kind smile and a warm welcome for me. Until we meet again.