Good Morning!


It’s almost time for me to return home from my visit to my sister’s.  I am so glad I could be here with her.  I must admit, it has been an eye opener for me.  It’s about as different from my life as it gets.  My life is all fast-paced and go go go.  We were going nonstop, but since Saturday things have slowed a bit.  Now comes the hard part.. Moving forward.  That seems to be a “learn as you go” event.  Our lives are forever changed.

I have been a bit lost, as I didn’t know my nephew as well as I knew his brothers and sisters.  This whole time I have been thinking of what I missed.  But now I understand that if I had known him better, my grief would be just that much harder to bear.  Is that a selfish thought?  I can’t tell you the answer to that, but I do know it’s the truth.  I do know that one of my favorite all-time sayings sums it up well.  I leave you with this today….

“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to a new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.”
Flavia Weedn




The Dance

Today is a day of grieving for my family.  Well, it’s ANOTHER day of grieving.  We lost my nephew in a tragic car accident last Wednesday night.  Today is his memorial service.  The pain surrounding all associated with this ordeal is horrific.  It just doesn’t stop.

This is a day when we give thanks for the joy of knowing him.  This is a day we celebrate his life.  This is a day we formally acknowledge as “farewell.”

Farewell. Godspeed.  Til we meet again.


The Dance ~ Garth Brooks