How do you thank her for the years of joy?
How can you let her go, when you were supposed to go first?
How can you imagine a life without her in it?
The answer is…. you don’t..
It’s not goodbye
It’s – see you later.
You don’t let go
You hold tight to all that was good.
You don’t have a life without her
But you fill your life with memories and connections.
We put our foreheads touching hers…skin to skin
like when she was a baby….and I held her close so she could feel our body warmth touching her.
We rub her arms – hoping that our touch will bring peace and relaxation
because we don’t know what’s going on inside.
Our daughter/sister/aunt had a heart attack and didn’t breathe for 40 minutes.
She was put on a ventilator, non-responsive, staying alive, I think, so that she could help those of us who have loved her to have time to say “good-bye.’
we could hold her hand through her shiva….
Calling our relatives and friends and crying, as we held and rubbed …
AND now it's time to Remember Dana – and all that she shared with all of us.
Please join us….