“The longevity of our soul lies not only in the hand sof God, but in how we are remembered.”-Wendy Louise …a.k.a. my mom
Good morning! Today is a special and bittersweet day for my family. On this day in 1970, my brother was born. We lost him tragically in October of 1997, from a fatal reaction to a bee sting. While every day without someone you love is hard, certain days are even harder-birthdays, anniversaries, etc. A bit later today I am heading down to my Mom’s house and we are going to have a slumber party and surely share laughs and tears as we have done for the decade of birthdays Caleb has celebrated in heaven.
Despite the sadness that radiates during this time of year, there are many joyful memories. It also serves as a reminder of how the world can change overnight-and there is no time like today to make today matter.
Your Turn: Today, I ask you to share with me in celebrating my brother’s life. If today, each of us takes just a moment to let go of all of life’s minutia and spend some quality time with someone we love, I am sure Caleb will look down and smile. That is the birthday gift I would like to give him today…I hope you will partake in the party.
Today’s Affirmation: Today, I let go of life’s little stressors and instead engage in life’s true joy.