Wednesday, May 30, 2012


This past Monday I visited at least four cemetery's with my family. We head out bright and early and make a day of it on Memorial Day. This year is was pretty much the same routine and I actually got through it without breaking down. Until last night when I sat down at my computer to upload the pics I'd taken I just could not bare it any longer. The memories started flooding back and then the tears began to roll. Losing a loved one is devastating, but we have all been left with a special gift – our memories. They are often the only things we have left after that special person is gone. Though at times they may be painful to think about, with them, our loved ones remain a part of us forever. It's so important to keep the memories of our loved ones alive in our heart. The loss of anyone you have loved changes you deep inside. It has given me such an appreciation of life, and has made me want to cherish everyday that God has given me.

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”

 Death is the end of doing, not the end of being. My journey here still continues on, but I'm looking forward to a reunion like no other with all my loved ones who have passed on before me. What a glorious, sweet day that will be.