RIP Chris

FuneralLiliesA friend’s husband Chris who had been living with younger onset dementia died at 1 o’clock this morning, and there is pain and grief inside my heart for  his wife, a dear friend of mine and their family. May the proverbial trumpets blow loudly for him this week and at his farewell. The trumpet is amongst the oldest of instruments dating back to at least 1500 BC, and has the highest register in the brass family… and even though I have a strange silence inside me since hearing about his death, I hope they play loudly in his honour. Mostly hope he is now at peace.

13 thoughts on “RIP Chris

  1. So sorry to hear of your loss, Kate. The more I learn about dementia and watch my husband losing more and more skills sometimes I find it difficult to remain positive, and I guess there are times you struggle as well. My thoughts are with you and I think you are very brave.xx

    • It is one big struggle, every dayfor those diagnosed with it, and also for those loving and living with those of us diagnosed with it. I suspect the day I can’t say to myself “Toughen Up Princess” will be the day things go downhill… thanks for your support. xox

  2. So sorry to hear your life has been hit yet again…Please concentrate on staying strong and keeping your mind fresh and not get sucked into the sadness that can ultimately lead down a path to discouragement. I can only imagine your journey Kate, but I do know how we interact with life and life with us comes from how we think and perceive….I would imagine when friends die from the very illness you suffer from it invokes fear on some level for your own life. Stay away from that my friend as best you can. You are amazing and strong and vibrant and dearly loved….Stay positive as best you can. Blessings and love….VK 🙂

  3. I love the beautiful line Shakespeare wrote on Hamlet’s death: “May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”
    Much love

    Denny

  4. So sad that this insidious disease targets people randomly and indiscriminately. My husband lives with dementia and it is so heart wrenching to see his frustration at not being able to do the things he (and I) have always taken for granted.

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