The moment you think life is in order and progressing well is that moment you find out you just don’t have it together. The past three weeks have definitely been the ones you do “Want to write home and tell momma about” unless its momma that is the problem. We often hear people say death comes in threes, but you need to realize exactly what that means from both ends of the spectrum. In the last three weeks I have had my quota met by way of losing a precious mother, Aunt, and also a past dear friend. I watched siblings lose both parents within four days and literally have to bury them both.
We are not older adults with experience from way back when. We are people who have only attended funerals and “Signed the book” showing a presence for the grieving family.
Tips for being directly in charge and on the other side have taught me that when you hear folks say get your life in order you have no idea exactly what that entails. Take it from someone who has had to organize a funeral like its a show, there is so much we all need to do to make sure when its our time we are ready to handle the process and just have to worry about grieving which is a show and process in its own right.
The first thing I learned and the last thing I will carry with me is that a huge legacy has been left and its up to me to carry on with dignity, respect and a bit of common sense. Remember that “Attitude is Everything” and I am going to be the one to lead the way by showing that legacy’s are left for a reason other than to just be mentioned, tribute and given a name……