Learning to say goodbye

My grandmother always told me that it was the greatest honor to be with someone when they took their first breath and when they took their last breath.  She was a very wise woman.  However, when managing this whole life and death journey, the life part seems infinitely easier and full of joy and we dread the death part, preparing ourselves for a journey of great sorrow, guilt and loneliness.  But, it doesn’t have to be that way.