Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Making New Friends

The past week has been filled with a lot of emotion and sadness. Along with it we have had the opportunity to make some new friends. Our friend Diane's funeral was last Thursday (August 13th) it was sad for all us espically her husband and her family. There were so many questions left that nobody will ever know the answers to. It broke my heart to listen to the what if's, If I had just, how could we not have known, etc. It is now time for the healing to begin. What a long road it will be, but a path they must follow.

Diane's husband is from England. They had moved back here to the states a couple of years ago and lived in Arizona. He has some very dear friends that flew in from Ireland. We were fortunate to have them in our home for most of their trip.

It was incredible to meet these two men. To listen to their lives and traditions and how many of them varied so much from ours it was hard to even imagine. They are both police officers there and had so much to talk with my hubbie about.

We as Americans have no idea of what it is like to live in a constant war zone. To listen to a normal day at work for them had me dumbfounded. How sheltered we really live here in our country. Although I never intentionally take our "peace" for granted, I realized talking to them I sure do. We are so fortunate here. The bombings, riots, the raids, the streets being filled with angry mobs, etc. WOW!!!

What a sad circumstance to have met some great people that we hope to stay friends with for the rest of our lives. Diane brought an opportunity to bring us all together to say goodbye to her and hello to each other.

Rest in Peace, Diane.

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