“Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.”~Alphonse de Lamartine
Good afternoon friends, I had another post prepared but I it seems trite and inappropriate today. Late last night I learned that my dear friend of 34 years lost her husband. I was stunned and could not find the words to express my shock, dismay, and sadness. What are the appropriate words to offer a measure of comfort to a woman who has lost her husband of 36 years? A man who has been by her side through good times and bad and whom she thought she would be growing old with as they returned to their roots in Paris and now she finds herself on this journey alone. My friends have one child, she lives in NY and this year she had her first child, their first grandchild and because of Covid-19 they were not able to meet him. I think that is the most heartbreaking thing about this, he left this earth never being able to cradle his grandson in his arms, something he had been dreaming of since the child was born.
There are no guarantees in life, you do not know what s going to happen tomorrow or in the next moment, live YOUR life, enjoy every moment, every experience, and make sure to let the people in your life know how much they mean to you and how much you love them.