Sunday, January 08, 2012

A token of appreciation

They say that you know who your true friends are when it comes to time of adversity. At the funeral on Friday we had the support of close friends like Hugh, Angela and Andrew – more about them later. For now I want to tell you about Glenys and Peter.

Pamela and Glenys have been friends since they were 11 years old. In comparison, I have known Glenys for a mere 45 years and we have known Peter for about 40. It is true to say that Glenys and Pam are more like sisters than friends. There is very little that has happened in our lives that we hasn't been shared with Glenys and Peter. 

It was therefore natural, when Pamela's father died, that Glenys and Peter wanted to be at the funeral even though it meant a 14 hour round trip in the car and a few nights stay in a Premier Lodge. As Glenys remarked, Arthur was the last of our parents to pass away. His passing therefore marked the end of an era for all of us. Glenys and Peter also knew that it was important to be there to support us.

It is very hard to put into words how much we appreciated Peter and Glenys being there for us at this trying time. Actually it was unnecessary to tell them because of the empathy that exists between us.

This tribute is therefore not being expressed for their benefit but rather to tell others we have support that means so much to us.

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