(Warning: This may require tissues!)
Yesterday I attended the funeral of a fellow Navy wife, who died unexpectedly
My heart was very heavy because I had just seen and spoken to her Thursday
and less than 12 hours later, she had passed away.
She left behind a husband and 2 young daughters
Her funeral was more of a celebration of her life rather than the mourning of her untimely death.
So much was centered around this book :
If you are unfamiliar with the book, it is a celebration of lasts.
Here is an excerpt from the book and this is where you will need the tissue:
"Long ago you came to me,
a miracle of firsts:
First smiles, and teeth, and baby steps,
a sunbeam on the burst.
But one day you will move away,
and leave me your past,
And I will be thinking of a lifetime of your lasts."
So after all of my tears, I thought about all of the lasts of my
Little Person- the last diaper that I changed, the last time night he slept in his
crib, the picture that he drew, the last time that I could hold him over my shoulder.
And through all of it, I found that I needed to change my priorities.
Yes, the laundry needs to be done and yes, I want to finish another quilt,
but you never know when the last will be the last.
So if anything good is going to come out of this tragedy, it is to remind us to make
all of the firsts and lasts really count as if they were really the first
and the last!
(Sorry for the long emotional outpouring! and YES, I will still be around blogland!)
Until Next Time.....Happy Quilting (and celebrating the Lasts)