Friday, March 12, 2010
Savour the Moment
Today I will do the funeral for a man who celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary last summer. His wife, a very involved member, is dealing with the loss of a life partner and while she is strong this will not be easy. She does have the support of a loving family.
At the funeral home yesterday there was a video display of photos through the years. In minutes we were able to get a glimpse of their life together, from the happy looking young couple on their wedding day, through raising three children, then grandchildren, to the party for the 50th. It was a poignant reminder that life is fleeting. It made me think of the silent montage in the animated film UP! which won an Oscar on Sunday night. Karl and Ellie's life together hurries by in four minutes.
We will do our best to honour this man's life today, to share positive memories, to commend him to God's gracious care.
How well do you deal with loss? What brings you comfort?