End of Life Celebrations
The passage of a life to the other side is always sad. As Jim Butcher put it in the Dresden Files series, Death is a doorway built for one. You can be with people before you pass, and you will be with people after you pass, but walking through that door is done alone. We take this time to remember and to celebrate that life. To let them know as they watch us gather that their life had meaning and to let them see them impact that they had. To share stories and teach and learn from each other what an amazing life it was.
We will see them again when it is our time to walk through that door. We can ask them to visit at Samhain to share some time and love with us once again. We can write to them or talk to them in between. Know that they are always there as a part of us.