Word came that she had died. The immediate feeling was one of sadness but also acceptance boardering on being glad because it had been a long time coming. She had been diagnosed in early April, it was aggressive and untreatable; her family had said goodbye more than once when the nurses said that day was the day; and it finally ended.
I did not know her well. She had not been kind to me in some of our interactions, and in others showed herself to be taciturn and arrogant. But I also know that God places people in your life for a reason and I was trying to understand this lesson. I think the lesson might have been to be graceful while maintaining my own health and self with a person that challenges how I believe people should treat people. It was a small, distant lesson that came at a time when a similar situation presented itself in my life with a more important person that has impacted me more.
Like a sticky note.. remember how to act (or maybe more accurately how not to react.) Thank you God.. I am listening!