So to pull the card 'Light' this morning at first seemed a little strange, until I pondered on it what it meant for today. Our friend was a light who shone brightly - she lived life on her own terms, spoke 6 languages, lived all over the world.
When she got her diagnosis, she refused conventional treatment in favour of nutritional therapy and other alternative methods. She lived way beyond the consultants expectations. And she lived!!
She traveled, she connected with friends and had a ball!!
Today, we will be the lights that shine in her memory, we will light up the dark places left by her absence. We will hold the light of her memory and love in our hearts.
Today it is raining; my dear departed grandmother used to say that if it rained on the day of a funeral, then the soul was at rest.
Today it is raining, today is her funeral. We know dear friend that you are at rest, at peace. The peace you deserve.
You are now on another journey, and it is one where we cannot hold your hand any longer. But you have 'gone home', and will have been greeted by your loved ones.
You are now a body of light.