Beginnings and Endings

Filed under: Poetry | Tags: | December 15th, 2010
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As we get closer to 2010 ending, I need to share that things have been very up and down during the past few weeks. As I anxiously await the arrival of my new granddaughter in early January 2011, I found out a dear friend has pancreatic cancer.  He seemed fine just before Thanksgiving and now time has become very short.  He and his family are extraordinary people.  Very loving and caring to everyone they meet.  It is difficult for many of us who know him and also knew our dear friend who passed away in January 2010 to deal with all of this.  Two of the kindest and most giving people who always made everyone around them feel good.  True unsung heroes doing so much for so many behind the scenes.  I know this is difficult to handle; the idea of losing two such amazing people in such a short period of time.  It saddens me, but also makes me realize how precious life is.  I realize from this how necessary it is to show those you love how much you really care about them every day.  It also makes me understand to not sweat the small stuff and appreciate those things that really make a difference. In the past few days, I’ve noticed the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets here in Colorado; vibrant beyond anything I can remember for awhile.  I don’t know if I just haven’t taken the time or if they really are different.  Whatever the case, it’s a good reminder to stop and smell the roses and see the beauty around you.  When I feel sad about all this, I think about my granddaughter on the horizon and I know a new beginning and wonderful life is about to be born.  This truly makes me realize to count my blessings everyday and every moment. 

During this very busy time of the year, I send my best wishes to you and those you love.  Connect in anyway you can with your loved ones and cherish those special people in your lives.

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  • Andrea Costantine | December 15th, 2010 @ 8:11 am | Reply

    It is truly a duality to have both the news of an illness and the birth of a child so close together. It is a reminder that life is to be treasured, every single moment of it. That we are here for a time, for a reason, and then we move on. Life is to be respected and enjoyed, not ignored or endured. Thank you for sharing your heart. My thoughts are with you during this time.

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