Some days I get so angry with myself for holding my daily pity party. I'm getting ready to move to my own apartment and really have to toss a lot of things. I came a across a thank you note from a friend of ours who lost her 26 year old son in a horrible construction accident several years ago. She printed this insert to include in the notes. On mine she wrote, "AND WE BELIEVE THIS WITH ALL OF OUR HEARTS":
You can shed tears that he is gone
or you can open your eyes and see all he has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see him,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him and only that he's gone,
or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn back,
or you can do what he would want:
SMILE, OPEN YOUR EYES, LOVE and MOVE FORWARD.
Wow~they lost their only child at a very young age. No future for him, no grandchildren in their lives. I who have beautiful memories, two children and tiny little grandchildren want to sit and feel sorry for myself. I have been truly blessed and my husband would want me to move forward. I'm trying.
I hope this inspires others like it did me today. All of our lost loved ones would want us to be happy and move on. Peace.