Friday, May 21, 2010
We're flying home tonight. My thoughts drift back to when I was here in March and Kelly said to me, "I feel the best I've ever felt." I don't know what happened in a mere five weeks; all I know is I'm sad. One of Kelly's best friends gave me a little card with a very powerful message and I'd like to share it with all of you who have sent your prayers.
"Perhaps some people just aren't meant to be in our lives forever. Perhaps they are just passing through...they get it all done faster than the rest of us. It may be that some people just come through our lives to bring us something, a gift, a blessing, a lesson we need to learn, and that's why they are here. The lesson may be about love or giving or caring. That is their gift to us. When the gift is given, then they are free to move on. They are special souls who leave a gift that lasts forever."
I know after Kelly's memorial service yesterday, this is true. She gave so many gifts, blessings, and taught us all to be kind, respectful and patient with the people that come into our lives.
Kelly made me promise to keep up the blog. On Monday, I will begin again and share, not only a special recipe that Kelly loved, but a short story she wrote and gave to me on Mother's Day several years ago. Thank you all, again for your wonderful prayers. I hold them dear while I heal from the loss of my precious daughter. Susan