Unfortunately the New Year welcomed in a funeral rather than a wedding. I took one of my leather dress coats out of the closet and realized while pulling tissues out of the pocket that I truly only wear it to funerals. What a sad job my poor leather coat has.
I have been to entirely too many funerals but this was a first. I have been to suicides, cancers and everything in between besides murder until yesterday. I wish I could describe the air in the room, the feelings of obvious loss but of anger too, it was indescribable. My dear friend was shot to death by his employer before he then turned the gun on himself. I have to think that karma stepped in because the employer is still alive and will no doubt suffer while in prison the rest of his life. But no amount of suffering on anyone's part will bring back Tom the husband and father of 4 small children. My heart hurts for his family, who was still so in shock at the funeral that they weren't crying. I can only imagine the road of grief that they will have to take. So I pass along this day to hug your family one extra time today because life is so uncertain.
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