Goodbyes Are Hard…

The man I’ve spent the last 3+ years caring for died on Saturday morning. What a Sarsfield OSullivan was/is such a great force in my life, and I’m feeling a bit lost without him- and with all of the things I have to do. I’m the personal representative. Who knew that caskets came in so many styles,  sizes and prices, or that people would be jockeying for position in the goings-on to prevent hurt feelings?

Well, okay, I did- but honestly, they can’t expect a guy who’s had three or four hours of sleep to make such important, eternal decisions- but they do.

And I did.

For better or worse, quite a lot is done. Not nearly enough, though. The grace in all of this is, I have some time to do this and really excellent support- parents, partner, friends- all fantastic.

Saying goodbye sucks, but having such people in my life in the first place really doesn’t. I mean really doesn’t.

Peace, guys.

5 comments on “Goodbyes Are Hard…

  1. Molly says:

    I’m certain I don’t know how you feel, but your words make me understand a little better. I know there’s a lot of politics and drama in funeral prep-especially for a priest. Sars knew you well. He’s no longer suffering and that’s the blessing in this loss. He’s content with your choices and entrusted you for a reason. I’m certain the celebration of his life will be lovely and he will be blessing you in all the hard work you have put in. Hang in there and know that the choices you make are blessed by him. The rest really doesn’t matter. I’m there with you in spirit. Get some rest, you need it.


  2. George says:

    The emptyness comes later but you know what to do. I hope you asked him to keep an eye out for you – it helps to have friends in high places, so to speak.
    Love will fill the void. It still sucks to lose a good friend and you get tired of saying “good bye.”



  3. Karen says:

    I love you Greg–I’ll be there for you when all this finally hits. Those of us who really love you are in your life to commune with you, to love and appreciate you, and for you to lean on when you need it. May you find solace in the midst of chaos.


  4. May angels lead him into paradise. May they comfort and support you in mourning.
    Saying goodbye does suck . . . .out loud.
    Shalom to you, and to him.


  5. Bobbie says:

    Greg – I am sorry to hear about your loss, but am inspired yet again by your grace. Please let me know if there is any way I can help.

    Love, Bobbie


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