Mortality nudges into our awareness at different points in our lives. Sometimes it strikes like a fist, at others it brushes alongside with a deep touch. This fist hit Guylaine. Why did God need to call Rosie? There was great need we know.
Death seldom comes at exactly the time or in precisely the fashion we might desire. However it can be more than an end to life; as a compassionate response to suffering, it can become a source of wisdom and a door for growth.
We honor their lives lived with gratitude for what they have given us and taught us. We release them and remember them with love.