My personal feelings are that it goes a lot deeper. Death is a very touchy subject for a lot of people. If it hasn't crept into my world yet, why tempt fate. I mean I don't want to disturb the flow of the planets or whatever cycle I have been on and the odds have been good to me so far, right? Maybe, the only close family member you've lost so far has been a grand parent or cousin or aunt. Maybe a neighbor or old classmate. Why rock the boat..if I don't talk about it, think about it, or acknowledge it-it might just pass me over and I won't have to deal with it. I know, death has touched many lives of those close to me. I did my part, I went to the wake. I stood at the back of the church for the funeral. And I meant to send that card, I just never got around to it. I'm sure enough time has passed by now, no one will even remember..
Do you fit into that scenario? Please take a moment-say a prayer or offer a kind thought for those who are suffering and working their way through their journey. If you can't meet them along the path with a kind word or a hug, a simple wave or hello helps.
You know, the only thing they are really thinking is-I hope I matter..they don't want their loved ones forgotten, that's all. It's as simple as that. No pressure, but if you ask, how are you? Please, wait for an answer.
As always-I'll continue to pray, because I know the power of prayer and faith as a mother grieves and heals!