written by john c ashworth
People Die and it’s part of life and it really hurts.
Here’s the part that really starts to sink in after a few weeks of living without your loved one.
There’s no second chance to say goodbye. To connect. To relish in the sloppiness that often accompanies our lives and relationships. When we’re here and now and in the soup, we can easily be fooled into thinking we’ll have more opportunities to get it right.
Sometimes we do, and sometimes we don’t.
Either way, I want you to take one message away from this post today…
Stay present as much as you can and work hard at making memories, because when your loved ones are gone, that’s it. There is no second half. That’s all you got left. There’s no kind of pep talk that will bring them back and make them be here again.
Sure, you can still feel them right there with you. I know I can. They’re part of you forever somehow. Some more than others.
That spiritual connection is powerful and potent and omnipresent.
But it’s not the same.
It’s fleeting and it hurts like hell.