Today we will say goodbye to the body of a dear friend. We will not say goodbye to her memory as it will still be with us. The laughter she brought, the care she showed, the tears she shed, they are still with us. Love does not leave with the body, does it. Love is in our hearts and in our minds and in our souls and we can’t lose it or dismiss it because a person has left their body and us behind.
No, we won’t say goodbye to memories or to her. The memories we will keep and to her we will only say “Until we meet again.” We can say that because we know that the resurrection is sure. One day we will live again and it will be the greatest hello we have ever known.