Thursday, April 27th, 2017 11:59:18
A Meaningful Life
This month has included the passing of my friend Julie who, at 41 years of age, was almost a decade younger than I.
Julie had been diagnosed with cancer 38 days before she died. Her funeral, while filled with shock and sorrow, was also filled with joy and peace. A committed Christian, she brightened the lives of those she touched and left a legacy that resonated among the mourners: go and brighten others’ lives as she brightened yours. The fact that she had found solace, purpose and strength in God, faith in Christ and belief in an afterlife made her funeral service more of a celebration than a sad event. While her life was far too short, it had great meaning.