There's a certain feeling I believe we all get when that phone rings and a familiar person calls at an unfamiliar time.
I can't believe that it has been only a month since the first phone call when my best friend, Greggie, called to say his dad had been diagnosed with Cancer and this morning's unusually early call tugged at my heart before I even heard my best friend's voice.
I don't think that I've ever emphasised enough just how much Greggie lives his 'project me' story, but he does. He lives his day in the same way that our business's philosophies have guided me and I noticed just how much he does live his truth when he called to say his dad had passed away in the early hours.
I felt his peace with himself because I used the same tools when my dad passed away. I felt his acceptance and his peace, but most of all I felt the calm of a relationship between a father and a son, that was unconditional and pure.
I'm never really lost for words, but tonight I don't know what to say to my dearest friend. I did my usual and kept offering refreshments and food and a hug where I could, but besides that, I realised that sometimes there are just no words.
Greggie's dad has been so incredibly supportive of Lifeology and I remember sitting with him on so many occasion and explaining our business plans and financial issues. He listened and supported, no matter what and for that I am eternally grateful.
There were the other times too, when I sat silently and listened to Greggie in deep?conversation?with his dad, contemplating life and everything in between. My heart is filled with mixed emotions as I watch my friend deal with a time that we all know is inevitable, yet we are never truly ready for it.
Greggie, I am both sad and content with the passing of your father. He was a truly special man who welcomed me into your family with an open heart and a glass of wine. I know we are going to spend the rest of our friendship toasting your dad and laughing at all that made him so very special.
I'm with you every step of the way my friend and commend your for living your project me story in this difficult time.
For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. - ?William Penn
Thanks for this special tribute, Jo. Your support throughout this has been more than amazing, allowing me to experience exactly what I need to experience. My dad will always occupy a space in my heart and I am proud to say that I was raised by such a special man.
Big hugs my friend.
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I am with you every step of the way my friend. All of a sudden Benoni doesn't seem that far! *hugs*