Musings Gratitude Day 40

“To all those who care,

You can’t forever.

Time steals the years,

And your reflection in the mirror.

But I can still see the story in your eyes,

And your timeless passion that’s never died.

While your skin became tired,

Your heart became strong,

The present became the past,

And your memories like a song.

And though the moment at hand is all that we have,

You’ve taught me to live it like it is our last.

Since two words don’t say ‘thank you’ the way they are meant to,

I’ll try all my life to be something like you.”

― Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading 2

Today I found these two pics from our Anniversary in 2013. Before Larry’s CKD diagnosis, when the light was still in his eyes. We took a trip to Lakeview Cemetery to see the Garfield Monument and Wade Chapel to indulge our mutual love of history and then dinner at a favorite restaurant.

It was a perfect day.

I am grateful for these memories, and memories of the light-filled Larry. This is how I want to remember him. Not sick, not in pain, but glowing with love when he looks at me and smiling.

Just a few months ago, I didn’t want to see memories. They were too painful. Some still bring a tear. But now I count them all as joy. I am grateful for that.

I am grateful for the peaceful day I had yesterday. I set the intention for a peaceful day on the 6th – to listen to my heart instead of my head and celebrate our 13th anniversary with Larry nearby. He was, and I was peaceful all day.

Thank you to those who sent best wishes and held me in your thoughts and prayers. I felt every one of you circling me with love and light. I am grateful for you!

XO Lisa

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