There’s an old African proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” And this past weekend at my daughter and future son-in-law’s couples’ wedding shower, I witnessed the beauty of that statement.
Dear Mr. Hallmark, Sir:
I am writing to you from heaven,
And though it must appear
A rather strange idea,
I see everything from here.
I just popped in to visit
Your store to find a card-
A card of love for my Mom,
As this day for her is hard.
This blog is dedicated in memory of Braxton Bennet Snyder: 1949-2011
I just received a phone call that a long-time friend passed away on Sunday. My heart is broken for the family and his loved ones. Brax is now in the arms of the angels and he’s pain-free. His authentic spirit will live on through countless, humorous, heart-felt stories. He was a kind man, highly admired, with great integrity, who walked proudly and respectively upon this earth. His footprints are embedded in the hearts of many. His life was too short but his legacy lives on. Thank you, Brax, for sharing the priceless and precious gifts of your soul.
Our loved ones may not physically be present, but our memories live on.
I remember my son coming into the house, picking me up off the ground, and swinging me around in circles. I asked him to put me down, but deep inside… I didn’t want him to let go. I miss his arms around me, yet if I close my eyes and drop into my heart, I can relive our yesterdays.
What special memory about your loved one is embedded in your heart?
“Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I’ll remember you. If you can only remember me with tears, then don’t remember me at all.” ~ old Irish remembrance poem.
If you have a special memory of your child, sibling, parent, grandchild, grandparent, or friend, please feel free to share.