This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
When each of my parents died, I had a choice to make. But when the news came, what happened next didn’t seem like a choice.
Neither passing was a total surprise. Both were ill. Still, when death came it was like a punch to my heart.
People can hover on the brink of death for months, even years. We think we are ready for the ultimate transition. Then we learn – painfully -- that we’re not. The event is so final, the loss seemingly so complete.