Tonight we celebrated you.
We were more than your friends.
We were your family.
You picked us; you chose us.
You made us laugh; we made you laugh.
You made us happy; we made you happy.
We shared good times with you; we shared not so good times.
You made us cry,
and boy have we cried,
but tonight we celebrated you for a final good-bye.
And as we did,
we reminded ourselves that we will always be connected you
and each other
just as you wished!
Slice of Life
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19 thoughts on “Good-bye”
What a beautiful tribute to your friend. I’m keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you find peace.
Thank you, Melanie.
Thank you, Melanie. Each day brings a new sense of peace.
I’m so sorry for your loss. I love the quote and the red string of connection.
Thank you, Kathleen.
Amy, thank you for writing such a heart-felt poem today. It is beautiful. You are still family, forever intertwined through the good fortune of having met and loved. Be well.
Thank you for sharing your kind words.
Beautiful piece Amy. Sending so much love. 💜
Thanks, Sondra. I know you understand. 💜
I really do. I’ve been thinking of you a lot. Xoxo
This is just so beautiful – much love has been shared, clearly.
Thanks, Tara. Your kind words have meant much to me as I have so bravely shared this slice of my life.
So sorry about your loss. What a beautiful tribute.
When I read slices about saying goodbye to someone, I think of the Ralph Fletcher quote, from his book, FIG PUDDING.
“When someone you love dies, you get a big bowl of sadness put down in front of you, steaming hot. You can start eating now, or you can let it cool and eat it bit by bit later one. Either way, you end up eating the whole thing.”
You shared such a great quote. It kind of made me chuckle a bit but reminded me I’m going to be okay.
Our memories are always there connecting us and helping us through difficult times. A lovely tribute.
Such a beautiful way to remember your dear friend. Wishing you peace.
Amy, I’m so sorry for your loss. May your heart be comforted.
Amy, I hope that sharing memories with friends during the celebration of your friend’s life brought you comfort. I love the idea of your continuing connection symbolized with that red thread. Again, I am so sorry for your loss.