Saturday, July 26, 2008

Life Going On

How is it even possible that life doesn't stand still when someone you love passes on? I mean, really, how dare the ordinary everyday things continue to happen?? Does this make sense? And I don't even have to live right there, seeing reminders of my late Uncle Rich (why do we say "late" anyway?) everytime I turn around. Although, I will say that seeing sunglasses, pink flamingoes, anything football or racecars reminds me of him.

My Aunt Kay - what an amazingly strong woman! I know her heart is still breaking as she realizes Rich will not be coming back. It's only been one week. What she wouldn't give to turn the hands of time back. . . what many of us wouldn't give. Reminds me of the song "One More Day" by Diamond Rio. . . "One more day, one more time. One more sunset maybe I'd be satisfied. But then again, I know what it would do. Leave me wishin' still for one more day with you."

So get off your computers right now. Go grab your loved one & hold them close. We don't know when our time will come. We don't know when their time will come. The only thing for certain is that it WILL come. And most likely, whether it's today, tomorrow or 1700 tomorrows from now. . . it won't be enough time. We won't get to say everything we want to say or do everything we want to do. I'm going to go cuddle with my best friend right now. . .because I still can.