Sunday, August 20, 2017

With nobody in your bed, the night's hard to get through

You might have noticed things have slowed down here.

Since July 19th, I have been struggling to get through a personal tragedy. I lost the most important person in my life. The person who brought me immeasurable joy and filled my heart with so much love. It's hard to believe it has only been one month since she walked out the door. It feels like it's been at least three. At least.

Over time, you become used to those close to you. Maybe it's something you end up taking for granted a little. The feeling that they'll always be there. That they'll always be there to tell you about their day. That they'll always be there to hold you close when things don't go as planned. I want to say to you, when you love someone... when you feel that sense that they complete you... live with appreciation of them every single day. Treasure those moments where you look at each other and just can't help but smile. Cherish the softness of their skin and their loving touch. Adore their perceived imperfections, from their stretch marks to their crooked tooth.

Because one day when you least expect it, that person might not be there anymore to hold. And that is heartbreaking.