Death takes away my friend

@prasanta (1947)
India
November 8, 2008 2:25pm CST
One of my good friends expired last night. According to me, he was honest, soft spoken and a good gentleman. It was really hard for me to believe that he is no more, when I saw his body this morning. I did not know what to say to his wife and sons. I was there beside them till the last rite. I embraced his younger son, several times, without saying anything. Even now I do not know what to tell them? This whole day was like a dream.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
8 Nov 08
Hi prasanta, I have lost many friends as well family members over the years, and I can tell you that being there is all that matters, you don't have to say a thing. Be assured that they will remember that you were there in their time of need, and that's what really matters. There are many people who don't know what to say at such times and often it is best to say nothing. Just knowing that friends are there is helpful. Blessings.
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@prasanta (1947)
• India
9 Nov 08
Yah! It's a par of life, I realize. But believing this is very hard. May be time...
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@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
8 Nov 08
Sorry to hear about your loss, I am sure your friend will surely be missed by all that knew him. In times like this there really aren't any words to say. To the family, they understand your sorrow, but words are just words, they would rather have their loved one back. You are indeed a good friend, by standing by the family through this tough time. Just pray for the family.
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@prasanta (1947)
• India
9 Nov 08
Surely, I will do so. In fact, I have been doing so. Thank you.
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@dhatam7 (258)
• India
8 Nov 08
I have my condolences with you & will surely pray for your friend. I am feeling bad not only for you but also for your friend's wife & their sons because you all have lost a good person. May his soul rest in peace in heaven!!!
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@prasanta (1947)
• India
9 Nov 08
Many thanks. I believe his soul will rest in peace.
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@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
8 Nov 08
Well, it is a good thing that you were there for his son. Just keep moving on and remember him, and always commemorate him. Keep in touch with his son, I'm sure he will grow up to be just like him.
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@prasanta (1947)
• India
9 Nov 08
Thank you. May god do so!
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@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
9 Nov 08
My condolences. This is a trying time for all concerned. It is never easy and there are never any words. It will take time. Some never get over the passing of another. Celebrate his life. Do not mourn his passing.
@prasanta (1947)
• India
9 Nov 08
Yah. Let me try...
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
18 Dec 08
Thinking of you as we have our own losses too, which we will be processing this Christmas. God Bless All.
@dodo19 (31998)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
9 Nov 08
I'm really sorry about your friend. It's always difficult, being in this type of situation. I think it takes time to get out of that dream mode. And I think it's just trying to be there for your friend's loved ones. At times, being there speaks louder that words.
@prasanta (1947)
• India
15 Nov 08
I am not yet sure whether life itself is a dream! Anyone can enter and exit as per someone's wish! It's really full of uncertainty.
@despompa (472)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
i am really sorry for your loss. i know it's very hard for you accept things specially if it's so sudden. you don't have to say anything to your friends wife and son. just let them feel that you are with them specially in this very tough time. and that you're willing to support them all throughout their journey even if your friend is no longer there. do anything that you could to protect them. that way, that friend of yours will be very glad that even if he has already passed away, you are there to guide, protect and look after his loved ones.
@prasanta (1947)
• India
9 Nov 08
You are right. I must...