Henry Ford once said “ Your friend is the person who brings out the best in you”
It has also been said that our Facebook friends are not really friends. I disagree 100%.
Recently I posted a blog I wrote (http://movingforwarddaily.etnwp.com/looking-back-with-gratitude/) The sincere responses from many friends were absolutely full of love and compassion. I promise to thank each one individually, once I get back from Capetown.
During my 26km run this morning along the ocean (False Bay and Muizenberg), I reflected on the final moments I had with my father, three days ago. I looked up at his face and saw him take his last breath. I looked down at his wrist, feeling his pulse which was gone. I noticed his wrist watch. It did not stop but kept on marching forward— one minute at a time. I waited before informing the staff of his transition. I wanted some time alone before the predictable commotion of the staff asking me to leave in order to deal with my dad’s body.
At that moment I realized that my dad wants all of us to continue. Life must go on.
Thanks again to all my Facebook friends who bring out the best in me.