I have been having a lot of bittersweet flashbacks of Debbie for the last week or so. May 10th was our last anniversary together …this week, one year ago, is when she began to quickly decline, ending with her death on June 4th.
A year ago my kids and I were trying to decide if it was time to call hospice. One year ago was a descent into emotional hell. I have known a lot of people who have died, in the last few years a lot of dear friends. But Debbie was so real … she filled the space around her with love and gentleness … goodness. How can all that bundle of goodness just disappear?
There does not seem to be very much in this life that is enduring, unchanging.