For a deceased loved one

To the friends and family of Rosalee Hicks:
First, I am deeply sorry for the loss of Ms. Rose. As she was a friend and neighbor to me, she was also family. Which makes all of you my friends and family.
The thing is, I don’t have the words to console you on such a loss, especially for you, Shawn. I was close to your age when I lost my father. Losing a parent isn’t easy no matter how old you get.
For that matter, losing a dear friend is never easy either.
Ms. Rose was always there to help, to talk, and to just be her sometimes stubborn self. But no matter what, you always knew that she would do her best to help you when you needed it.

Rosalee Hicks 1940-2014

A few days after she died, I had a dream Ms. Rose was in a new body; one free of diabetes and disease and complete. She was happy and clothed in white. I’d like to remember her like that.
Just know God has taken away all of her suffering and she can now be at peace.
May God grant her soul peace and that same peace of comfort to her friends and family as well.
In Christ,

Catholic Review

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