Susie_Squillions
I want to share a blog post that a friend wrote to a friend of hers upon the loss of her (my friend's friend's) mother.  It's a brilliant piece that addresses so many of the questions we all face when we say farewell to our best friends.  I am sharing it here with her permission.

A FANATIC HEART:  BRAIN PHYSICS AND LOSING THE WRAPPER

This sentence, in particular, is important for us to remember when the guilt begins to creep in and overpower us:

"It's almost always best never to blame yourself, unless you know you did something deliberately to cause a problem."

Not one of us would have deliberately caused our best friends a moment's harm of illness.  "Deliberately" is the key word here.

I hope this will bring comfort and healing to someone else today. Thanks to CKB for this marvelous post.

xoxoxo

My heart is battered and bruised, but I will not let it break. It holds such precious cargo, I must protect it now. (Susie Squillions)

"Memories of loved ones are like songs in our soul." Margaret Wakeley

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In one of the stars, I shall be living.
In one of them, I shall be laughing.
And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night.
~ The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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donnalee
How interesting!  Thanks for sharing.  I really liked the Addendum....that gives me a lot to think about!

"In short, the law of conservation of energy states that energy can not be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another."

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Susie_Squillions
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My heart is battered and bruised, but I will not let it break. It holds such precious cargo, I must protect it now. (Susie Squillions)

"Memories of loved ones are like songs in our soul." Margaret Wakeley

T.J.'S RESIDENCY:
http://RainbowsBridge.com/residents/TJ006/Resident.htm

BUDDY GUY AYRES~LYNCH'S RESIDENCY:
http://www.rainbowsbridge.com/residents/Buddy128/resident.HTM

KING BING THE GOD CAT'S RESIDENCY:
http://rainbowsbridge.com/residents/BINGO009/Resident.htm

In one of the stars, I shall be living.
In one of them, I shall be laughing.
And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night.
~ The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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