Today was the memorial service for my friend Johnny. I hate these things with a passion. I guess I really hate good byes. His body laying there brought it all home though. It wasn’t all a bad dream and my friend was really gone. There was laughter and happy reminiscing before the service started, tears and somber recollections followed throughout the service. Thoughts of numerous services of friends and family I’ve attended swirled through my head, filling me with feelings of loss and longing.
I learned that Johnny was an organ donor and his sister said the harvesters told her that twenty one people were awaiting his donations. That’s pretty nice to help others one last time as you leave this Earthly realm. That was Johnny though. Always ready to help others any way he could.
Good night and good bye Johnny, enjoy some peace and serenity. You deserve it.
Good night to everyone else and may you enjoy a blessed 4th of July celebration tomorrow.