The services for our dear friend who passed away last week are today. His wife has decided instead of traditional funeral services there will be a celebration of his life. A neighbor has put together a slide show video of pictures. Another friend is catering a pig roast and everyone is bringing a dish to pass. Kids will be there. It's supposed to be a happy day celebrating W's life, remembering how happy W always was.
I know this is selfish.
I know that my friend B wants me to be there.
I know that my friend W would want me to be there.
I know that I am going to cry the entire time.
I know that I suck at goodbyes.
Between you and me
I. don't. want. to. go.
But, I will put on my strong face, grab my tissues and suck it up and go. For B and for W. and for my hubby who wouldn't want to go without me.
From now on I will celebrate the people that I care about while they are still with me. I hope you do the same.