Today I have the priviledge of being invited to my friends parents house to say goodbye to his father who is terminal with cancer. Why is it that I am finding this so difficult? Maybe because he is still completely coherant and very much alive. His father doesn't wish to have a funeral or wake and would like us to be able to see him while he is still alert. I have known my friend for 20 years and his parents have always been such and inspiration in my life. They have been married 47 years and he has fought cancer for 10 of them. I think I will learn from this day that it is never the "wrong time" to tell someone how much they mean to you and that life should be celebrated while we are still on this earth, not underneath it.
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