I witnessed an absolutely beautiful “beginning” a few days ago as I attended a family member’s wedding and saw the marriage of two wonderful souls. I watched the groom’s eyes light up as he caught his first glimpse of his soon-to-be wife walking down the aisle. I could see and feel the excitement and love in his heart. The two of them were about to begin a new life as a married couple and joy and love were abundant. There was a special freshness in the air we all shared inside that church. It was simply magnificent.
About forty-eight hours later, I witnessed the most uplifting “ending” I could ever imagine as a dear friend’s life was honored and celebrated in a memorial service. I watched as his beloved family and all of us friends struggled to make sense out of his passing. I could see and feel the pain and emptiness in everyone’s heart as well as my own. The air we shared in the space was literally dripping with love and gratitude for his life.… Continue reading