Friday, October 16, 2009

Day 272 - Funeral

Today I attended the funeral of the daughter of an old friend and colleague. Erica was just 35 years old and died from an aggressive and rare form of cancer.She and her husband had recently bought a house close to Erica's mother who suffers from Parkinson's Disease. She was planning to start a family when she first became ill. Erica was Celia's only child and much adored. I had fallen out of contact with Celia and her husband and had no idea Erica was ill until I heard of her passing. Her young husband spoke courageously of his beautiful wife and her zest for life and Celia too bravely paid tribute to her daughter's love and achievements in her short lifetime.A reminder indeed to treasure our loved ones whom we should never take for granted.

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