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Funeral for a Friend

On Sunday morning, October 6, my friend Sue died of cancer. I heard the news a little after 6:00 AM as I was getting ready to head to the church to begin my weekly routine of set-up, rehearsal, two services, and tear down. Sue was first diagnosed with her cancer a year ago. I remember that I found out on a Tuesday – I always get bad news on Tuesdays. I remember that I sat at my dining room table and cried into my cheerios when I first heard she was sick. It seemed unfair, like Sue was the last person in the world who deserved to get cancer. Sue was wonderful, like the embodiment of home. She always had[…]