She glances out the window and realizes all of the time that has passed. The reflection looking back at her, aged, the lines deepened and reveal the roads she has traveled. Her thoughts of him come rushing in.
Kindness, a heart of gold, his children were the apple of his eye. The way he loved and lived, always full of abundance and joy. A tear begins to form in her eye, and trickles down her cheek. She wonders why? Seems so unfair how he was taken so quickly.
She glances at the clock, as the hands move tick tock, she realizes that each second is a choice. Remembering the past and the precious moments shared trigger so many memories. The reflection also triggers thoughts around how she chooses to live. She wants to be immersed every second of every moment in the love for family and friends. She wants to choose to live now, and not get caught up in the stuff that doesn’t matter. She chooses love and joy. To live now and to never take for granted a single second.
She bows her head and pauses to pray for the ones left behind. Lord give them strength, wrap your arms around them, give them strength and help them heal from the inside out. Guide them in all things and replace the sadness with joy.
She has been left behind a few times, but remembers the good memories and smiles. Her heart is thankful that she experienced moments with the ones who rose above. The moments gave her perspective, great joy, and memories that will always warm her heart.