I’m sitting in the lounge of the funeral home, my back against the wall as I listen in on a memorial service which is currently in progress.
It is difficult for me to pick up on every word being said, but I hear some voices breaking into sobs and at other times laughter erupting.
This person, who has brought so many people together, reminds me once again why funerals are important. People are gathered together to mourn the fact that someone they love is gone. But throughout their sorrow they are also laughing about the good times that they shared. Remembering the little moments that made monumental memories.
These people, who may have nothing in common besides for the fact that the deceased made an impact on their lives, are all gathered to support one another during a very difficult time. They are here, right now, to show support for the family and to remind us all of the most important thing in life.