Within ten unique days--four significant funerals for us: first, the father of one of our sisters; three days later, our own Mary Margaret; the very next day the sister-in-law of another of our sisters--yet another cancer story; then five days more to the 50-year-old husband of one of our longtime oblates and colleague in one of our community ministries--five years of ALS.
Four wonderful people---and sad, yet glorious celebrations of their lives.
Here's a take by Mary Oliver that seems to fit:
We Shake With Joy
We shake with joy, we shake with grief.
What a time they have, these two
housed as they are in the same body.
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