I don’t think one can ever be prepared enough to deal with death . I am not sure if I will publish this post but I have to write it anyway . Whether you know a person’s time is limited or no , death is always a shock .
My father in law had been ailing with cancer for 6 years now .It had been touch and go a few times .But he always managed to pull through . And just when we were lulled into complacency, it happened . And happened in the most unexpected, tragic way .
Death itself is never welcome , though inevitable . But when it happens in a way that could have been avoided , it is always difficult to come to terms with it .
I didn’t have an easy relationship with him , though things had got a lot better in the last 6 months . I had never thought I would be so affected by his going away .But I am . I find it unbelievable that we will not be seeing him anymore . He was supposed to reach Calcutta today to celebrate Diwali with us . We cancelled his tickets last week .
Hopefully he is at peace now , wherever he is.
“Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.” (Psalm 144:4 NKJV)
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