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Family and Friends Are Always There.

Updated on January 26, 2011

Remembering the Ones we love

 It has always been a mystery to me growing up that everytime I seen my family or friends , it was around the holidays or funerals.. I never understood that , that is until I reached this age in my life. 

I moved not too far from my family , about an hour away.  It always seems that I never have the time to go see anyone, especially my father, who lives the furthest from me.  My car is really bad, master cylinder is about to go and no heat , so it is all I can muster up to get in it and go to work which is 40 minutes away when this weather is so cold.  My father went into the hospital the other night, for a repair done to his pacemaker, and when I got home at ten at night my husband told me.  He said it was no big deal and that dad was ok.  well I talked to my father this morning for about 45 minutes on the phone.  Last night I found out that and old family friend's husband had died.  Our families have been intertwined through the years and have always supported each other no matter what disagreements we have had.  It really struck me hard tonight when I walked into that funeral palor.  I saw all the people that I had known throughout my life and little images were passing through my mind with each face I recognized. I didnt know what to expect, you never do at these things , but I found myself looking into the face of mortality, not only for me but for everyone in that room tonight.  I realized while I sit infront of this computer that we only have a little while on this earth, and even though we get very busy with our own lives we must slow down and remember the people we love before we dont see them anymore.  This should of been apparent to me a long time ago when I witnessed a woman die in a car accident.. We are really only here for a little while. our life here is insignificant.. we must be an impact on someone elses life. 

My friend Betty was an impact on her husbands life.  She was with him for many years and I remember the troubles in the early days.  I remember how releived she was when Frank asked Jesus into his heart and now I was able to remind her that he is with Jesus now and he will be ok.  She will see him again when she gets there.

I saw other people there tonight that just warmed my heart to know they were there.  I know we are so busy with our lives but it is really good to know who will be there when you need them the most. 

We love you Betty and Frank. all the family that was at Hessler funeral Palor tonight .. seeing Frank off and saying their goodbyes and showing their support.  I ll say a little prayer for you.



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    • primpo profile image

      Primpo 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York

      thank you both of you... it was just a wake up call, had to talk about it.

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      Thomas Silvia 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      It's sad that some families don't keep in close touch with each other and then they must play catch up at a family member's funeral, i always dislike that when some of my family members would do that.

      Great hub!!!

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      Moon Willow Lake 7 years ago

      I know just what you are saying about not seeing those we should be close to enough. I remember going to many funerals while growing up and that was, unfortunately, the main way people caught up with each other. It's really sad. This is a good reminder we all need to keep in touch more.