Monday, July 9, 2012
This morning I decided to update some information on my contacts list. While going through the list, I noticed I still have email addresses for my dad and two friends who have all passed away. I wasn’t quite sure what to do.
The rational response might have been to simply delete the three email addresses, but instead I decided to send each person a short note.
So... through tears and my last three tissues I wrote to each person.
I first wrote to dad. I started by giving him an update on each member of the family. I told him we're all doing OK and that he's a GREAT grandpa now! I also said he'd be so proud of how well mom is doing. Finally, I let him know how very blessed I was to have him for my dad and how much I miss him... every day.
In my friends' emails, I listed some treasured memories of our times together. I also told them that I continue to pray - for them as well as for their families and friends who miss them. Clicking “send” after each email was wonderfully healing for me.
Funny... I still can’t bring myself to deleting these email addresses.
Not just yet.