Something Mo said tugged on my heart...."They are equally with me."
What we all had with our loved ones while they were here with us was very special. We all loved and lived in our own ways with these special people. The fact that cancer took them from us, binds our stories, as different as they are.
But I think we can agree on one thing. We've figured out a way to keep them with us. We smile when we hear a phrase that they used or we laugh out loud remembering an experience we shared with them.
The only difference is, instead of being here on the outside, they are now on the inside, sharing our lives.
I know it's not the same, but it's what we have to work with and keeping them close, celebrates their lives....they've earned that.