The past couple of weeks have been trying. We always say that when life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Easier said then done…
Sometimes life is so hectic that we don’t have time to stop and smell the roses or just to stop and watch/visit with the ones we hold dear, and before you know it like a blink of an eye they are gone.
I have lost someone that was very dear to me, our matriarch (the glue) of our family, my grandmother. Even though she lived a wonderful and long life, we selfishly want them to be with us forever. Here is the kicker- she is and will always be with me. She is with me in my memories, and my heart. I see her when I look at something like a picture and I’m transported back in time to that very day and I can laugh or smile about what transpired in that photo.
Life is funny like that. Just like when a baby is born right after someone passes. In a way we can look at it that when God taketh, he is also gives. It is a simple reminder that life goes on, and that we must move forward. It is hard only because we are selfish in our loss. We want them with us for as long as we live, but with every beginning there is an end.
So live life to the fullest as there is not a second chance at life. Live with no regrets- make time for God, make time for family, and make time for friends. Let them know that you care and you love them. You will be glad you did.