One of the hardest things about being away from friends and family is missing out on funerals. That may be an odd thing to say, but going through hard / sad things together (funerals being one of those) brings us closer together.
This week my cousin Lisa King and her family said good bye to their ten year old son Noah. And I would like to encourage those friends and family members outside of Tasmania to read their story - it is truely inspirational. Noah was born with hydranencephaly, you can read about his story here http://www.hydranencephaly.com/stories/noah.htm. Lisa has also kept an amazing blog that has touched many people, you can read that here http://lisajking.blogspot.com/. I have been greatly touched as I have read Lisa's blog over the past couple of weeks, first hoping that Noah would come home from a trip to intensive care and then reading as Lisa and her family said good bye to Noah and now try to move on.
I was able to attend Noah's funeral this week via a webcam, I wish I could have been there in person, but I'm very grateful for technology that makes this world a smaller place.