Time often seems so fleeting that I wonder if I have even taken a breathe let alone seen 4 weeks go by. Yet in these rare and quiet moments I can remember all those little things that have been successes or failures, the lessons as well as the motivators.
I attended a ride out to escort a young boy who was graduating. There were 18 Bikers all together for a cause. This youngster had lost his mom and his dad was trying to make the day a little more special. It was an amazing yet emotional adventure. Riding behind his car I thought of my Intellectual Thunderstorm and how he would not have this graduation event in his life. I felt honored to be able to share this moment, a mom with a son who would not graduate at the graduation of a son who’s mom was unable to be there.
Yet even though that is the case, I know I am extremely blessed to have him still in my life. Even though he suffers struggles and fears, I get to see him overcome and succeed.
Over the last few months I have witnessed the heartbreaking struggle of an acquaintance who lost her precious child, only 9 Years old. Life is full of moments that put our struggles into perspective. Help us see the silver lining s in our storms.
Its those small silver linings that shine the tendrils of light into those dark days, the strings from above that we can grasp onto and hold tight till the sun peers through and our strength is rewarded.
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Today’s your heavenly birthday. One year ago today God took your breath and called you home. One year ago today you were born into perfection, healed of all that ailed you and embraced into the arms of your Savior while a thousand Angels sang of your return and a thousand others wept for the pain of those left behind. For a year now you have known the bigger picture, watched as God held those below in his warm embrace. You do not feel any pain and know only peace and love now, a small gift they now cherish.
I did not get the chance to know you as they did and my heart feels sad for that. However, through the words and the hearts of those left behind I know the parts of you they cherished.
A man of worth. One who loved and inspired laughter and joy. A man who always had time to help and teach others. A beautiful soul that touched the lives of all he met. You were not perfect but that made you all the more you, all the more loved.
You have left a hole in the lives of so many, a hole that will be filled with cherished memories and the love you left. You have left a legacy that will live on in every heart by the stories they share, the tears, the laughs and the pictures that have captured you. Pictures that those of us who did not get the chance to know you can see, the laughter in your smile, the love in your eyes and the warmth of your face. We see the joy of those who got to be beside you.
One day we shall all sit at the table up there and enjoy the view you now have, but until then, dear soul, know you are thought of and loved by those left behind.
P.S. I know why you loved them so, they are jaw droppingly great. I love ‘em too. Crazy crowd! Enjoy it up there riding the heavenly highway and we’ll meet up when I get there. Until then, I’ll watch out for them for you while I am here.