Months ago I wrote a blog about death, and how one of the unsaid things about friendship is that you’ll be there for the person in life and death…you’ll attend their funeral.
My friend Joyce responded to that saying she understood and thanking me for our blooming friendship.
I have been told that Joyce died today.
I have asked her son to let me know details about her funeral service. And if I can obtain the day off, I will go.
Joyce and I met only a few times. We had a link in that we both worked for the dover post newspapers in Delaware, except I was her replacement at the newsdesk after she had a bad car accident, if I recall correctly. Joyce and I shared a love of many things and she regularly commented on my blogs. It was always well thought out and meaningful.
It’s weird how close two people can become without face to face interaction, but instead through writing and comments on blogs.
I will miss Joyce quite a lot.
Yet I cannot be entirely sad because I believe in an afterlife and that joyce will be able to again do the things she loved but that her body prevented lately. I have hope that she and I will be able to see each other again and go for big adventures together and long walks along the ocean or in the woods together.
Goodbye Joyce. I’m sorry your gone, and I’ll pray for those you’ve left behind.
Goodbye my friend. Goodbye.