"It is these, with heavy regret that I say these final words."
Rumbling of thunder in the distance.
I look up to glance the large dark rolling clouds moving menacingly creeping like a cat would to its prey. Flashes of lightning moving throughout the cloud of darkness.
"It is not my place to speak of such tragedy, i generally am a happy person, but now, filled with regret."
Tears begin forming but not in my eyes alone, but in the many of the people before me, a sea of black. Mourning.
"It was not my intention to speak today, about this sad occurrence, about this person who shall be sorely missed, it was my intention to have continued to see them, love them and care for them."
I breathed a heavy sigh, this is not where i wanted to be, i was not ready for this day, i needed time with her, her death… too soon.
I missed her.
"Whilst this was a time in her life where she was at her busiest, with university, and work, her friends and family. She was at her happiest, her busyness keeping her at her peak."
God I’ll miss her.
Her mother coming behind me, myself clearly unable to state any more, the emotion welling up inside of me, unable to move, speak or cry no more. She held me close and pulled me softly away from the pedestal.
"I think its a sign," she said with a hiccup as she struggled to hold her emotions in par,
Thunder rumbling in protest, it was a dark day, and even nature understood that.
I breathed deeply as they lowered her pine finished coffin lower and lower, with the red tear stained ribbons held by her three brothers and father.
It was time to say,
Our final words.
Forever in our hearts.