This is VERY personal today and not about diet at ALL...
Today is the day that 1 year ago my son Aaron left us. Although I think of him every day, the past month or so has been a bit harder knowing that this day is coming up. It's very easy to remember being that it the day before 9-11. So I will never forget this day either.
My other son Matthew made a invitation on FaceBook for a Remembrance-Luminary thing at the park near where he he lives in Laguna Niguel for tonight between 6:30-9pm. I told him of course I will be there. Hubby is not working so he's going with me.
I am so sorry that my daughter in Michigan can't go. I know she wanted to and would if she was here. I spoke to her this morning and She said she will go to a park near her with a lake and throw rocks in with stuff written on them, her and baby Chloe.
The other day I was a bit upset when I asked a person close to me to got to the thing at the park and they said they had to go to a church thing and if she wasn't there, they would wonder why...
I felt kind of CRUSHED and have felt so bad for 2 days. Absolutely no sleep last night. But after speaking to my Darling Daughter.... She reminded me that it's OK for others to be that way.
She always seems to make me feel better.
This Poem was sent to me this morning by my Very good friend Pattie:
I have only slipped away into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other
That we are still
Call me by my old familiar name
Speak to me in the easy way you always used
Put no difference into your tone
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed
At the little jokes we always enjoyed together
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was
Let it be spoken without effort
Without the ghost of a shadow in it
Life means all that it ever meant
It is the same as it ever was
There is absolute unbroken continuity
What is death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind
Because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you for an interval
Somewhere very near
Just around the corner
All is well.
Nothing is past; nothing is lost
One brief moment and all will be as it was before
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!
Life is eternal, and love is immortal,
and death is only a horizon;
and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
~Rossiter Worthington Raymond
I Love this picture of him. So silly and incredibly Handsome!