Sunday, September 21, 2008

A fitting farewell and a welcome begining

Friday was my Aunt's funeral. It was a beautiful and loving tribute which flowed out through the chapel into the foyer and onto the footpath/sidewalk.
Marg's favorite movie was Dirty Dancing (No one puts baby in the corner!) so they played "I've had the time of my life," and also "Hallelujah," by Jeff Buckley and "Throw your arms around me" by Hunters and Collectors. There wasn't a dry eye in the house but there were also many laughs and smiles to be had too.
Times like these make me reflect on my own life and help to clarify the things that are important. When I look back on my life when my time comes, I would like to think that I have been a kind and considerate person. That I have not only loved my family and friends but I have shown them what they mean to me and been there for them when they needed me. It's hard to remember when you're annoyed about the lid being left off the toothpaste that it really doesn't matter.... Life really is too short.
Saturday was my sister in law, Y's, baby shower. I'll have a new nephew or niece in a few weeks and I am sooooo excited. The cycle of life continues......

And I just realised that I forgot to take pictures of all the finished bibs before I gave them away..... oops~