Thursday, May 22, 2008

Life is an Adventure

As I was reading a friends blog today and they responding, I was reminded of something that her father would tell us when we were having a hard time. He would say that "life is an adventure". I like the positive spin on that thought! I have been feeling pretty negative this week, especially with all of the "adventures" we have been on. It is good to be more positive about things, instead of dwelling on why they are bad. Maybe this is what I have to learn from this week. Regardless, it has been a hard week.

My friends funeral was yesterday. I can not think of any way I would have changed it. The people asked to participate in the funeral could not have been better. It was perfect! We all loved Kyle and there were quite a few people there as well. We filled the whole chapel and overflow that is normally open with people. Our ward meets at the stake center, which is really quite large. Because there was not an open casket his daughter also attended the funeral. I know that she will probably not remember it, but I am glad that they let her come. It was all very nice and very fitting.

The strange thing for both me and my husband is that it feels like we are not reacting very much to Kyles death - at least we are not reacting as we thought that we would. I had a hard time on Monday, but that was about it. In all honesty, I think that it hit me on Monday because I was not around my good friend trying to be strong for her. I think that a lot of it has to do with how much we know the gospel to be true and that we know that we will be able to see Kyle again. Even though we know that, it can still be a hard thing to have happen to those we love so much.


Trina said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. Was it an illness or an accident? You really are a good friend and very supportive - it's one of the things I remember most about you from way back when.

And yeah, that's my dad all right! He still says it ... I'll tell him you said hello! Thanks for the reminder of what my dad said - I need to remember it a lot more often myself.

Liz Autry said...

My friend has been sick since September - it just had gotten progressively worse. Right before he died the neurologist came in and talked to the family. He thinks that it could have been a primitive form of Leukemia in his brain, which is why it did not show as cancer in his blood work. He ended up dying from fatal liver failure due to the Depakote he was taking for the constant seizures he was having on the right side of his body. It was very sad, but apparently inevetable. We are kind of glad that it did not end up being drug out over a few years, instead of the nine months though.

smiliesar said...

I'm so sorry about your friend. That's so sad and even worse to watch. How old was his daughter?

Liz Autry said...

His daughter is almost 2.