Six feet under - still so hard to comprehend
There are six of us , rather there were six of us brothers and sisters, three of each. All in mid sixties to eighty years old. It seemed like we would go on for a long long time until reality struck and you were reminded how fragile our existence really is!
The older sister, who had never ever been in a hospital and was in good health was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer. Within three months she succumbed to the side effects of chemotherapy. She suffered for about a week prior to her death.
Did she have a good death?
Most felt that she did in a way. Although she did have a lot of pain in the last few days, it was short-lived and she did not linger on and on for weeks and months. Unfortunate as it was, family is at peace with the will of God and the eventuality. Solace in the fact that the suffering was short lived.
This has really shaken up the siblings. It reaffirms the adage that there is no time to be wasted. Who knows what tomorrow brings.You have to live for today and in the moment. Grateful for what you have when you have it. Revisit priorities and make time for those since all the time you have is now.
Gotta live while you are living!