Saying a Last Goodbye

Tuesday and Wednesday were not the best of days for me. My very good friend of many years passed away. Tuesday was visitation and Wednesday was the funeral. I went to both. She was one of those sweet, outgoing people that you could always count on for a kind word. She was always interested in what was going on with the people she cared about. Sometimes, people ask, but they don’t really want to hear about your life. My friend, Mary, was never like that. I know she lived a good life. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was almost like a favorite aunt, who is simply always there when you need her, and even though we only touched bases occasionally, I felt better just knowing she was around.

Eventually, I’ll smile whenever I think of her even though now, I only feel the sense of loss. I believe she is in a better place, and that place is even better for having her there. Maybe it is in the hopes of catharsis, but I added a funeral scene to my latest book. No, I’m not morbid, but I try to reflect things from life in the scenes from my books. Even if I try not to dwell on death, it is something we face everyday and most of us struggle with. I think the scene will work out well and I can thank Mary for inspiring me to take the book in a direction I hadn’t thought about before. Spring is about renewal and maybe this is a good time to reflect on those we have loved and lost. I will try to concentrate on all the things I loved about her and all the good that was part of her. When we do that, we always keep a part of them with us and we never have to say a last goodbye. Thank you Mary, wherever you are.


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10 responses to “Saying a Last Goodbye

  1. Allie

    I’ve just read your book The Forgotten Ones and I thought that maybe since your weeks been bad, that I could give you some compliments. Your book is amazing and it is a great way to pass the time. Your words are so passionate and you make me feel like im actually in the setting’s each chafe tee g

    • Allie

      Sorry for the typing mess up. I feel as though im with each character in each setting they’re in. Your a great author!

    • Thank you. That’s a lovely thing to say. Every author wants their readers to feel a connection to their characters. I know I love to read because it helps me to escape into an exciting new world with limitless possibilities. If I can provide that to even some of my readers, it makes my effort worthwhile. My week just got a little better.

  2. Crystal, I’m so sorry for your loss. I can relate. My dear friend, Mary Jane, who was 82, died a couple of years ago in the spring. I still miss her so much. I am glad that you are writing about your friend. It does help.

    • Thank you for that. I suppose life is all about loss. It doesn’t make it easier to bear. It is something we all face more often as we get older. How is everything else going with you? I’ve seen your book on the internet a lot. I’m glad it’s doing well.

  3. margaret

    I LOVE IT. Thank u for a wonderful read! I am looking forward to your next one.

  4. jb

    Crystal i found your story very compeling enjoyig the action and romance. I am a huge fan of this type of writing concerning the werewolf plot and found yous one of the best look forward to your next book.

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