To start on a happy note, can I just say how much I love Pier1? I have never, ever bought anything of significance there, I just love to browse that store. I walk out with so many ideas and a desperate desire to win the lottery. Today, I bought a lovely reusable tote that I will be using as a gift bag – it’s cute!
Here is a testament to how many people were touched by her and will be saddened by her loss:
“Roughly 600+ people waited hours to pay their final respects to colleen and the family. During the wait was the opportunity to share stories of there interaction with Colleen and her interaction in their lives.” – Thom Mills (Colleen’s brother-in-law, in a blog entry dated yesterday at http://www.colleenmills.ca/
That is a mark of life, that while much too short, was indeed well-lived. The loss of her presence will be felt by many. We continue to think of the family and offer prayers for comfort and peace in this difficult time.
What can I take from this sad event? That I might leave behind a legacy of love and laughter when my time has come, that those who have lost might remember me fondly, that it too might be said of me, “She lived her life well.”