December 7th, 1999 - A day that changed my life forever.
"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure."
Hello friends! Hello new week! Wishing you all a week full of joy! 😊
Sharing with you, a glimpse into and about this milestone date and how it’s become part of my WHY.
I’m always all about #spreadingjoy Today though, I’m reflecting on who and what is important in life imho, due to losing numerous loved ones and friends. 😔
Good thing I'm not writing on paper, else it would be damp from my leaky eyes, 👀 as I fondly reminisce about good times, happy times, hard times, and sad times. Keeping it real and being vulnerable in today’s post. 😢 ❤️
Today is the day, 21 years ago, that my beloved and dear Dad (Papa; I used to call him at a young age, (Opa, our children called him when they were at a young age) breathed his last here on earth. 😭 He literally lifted his arms (I was there #irl) “And under His wings you will find refuge…” (Psalm 91:5 AMP) and his soul flew to Heaven. 👼 😇
Talk about a profound, heart-wrenching and sad experience!! 😭
The hardest part for me, which I struggled with immensely is...how do I tell my tender-hearted young children, when I pick them up from elementary school later today, December 7, 1999, that their beloved Opa is gone and went to Heaven? Okay, hold on a minute here, while I wipe my leaky eyes again. That was SO incredibly hard. 😭
Over the years I have realized you need to tell people you love them, AND not only tell them, show them over and over again. Since that day, I determined to, with all my heart, soul and strength, love people passionately and freely, and share moments and memories with them! ❤️ 💕
If Dad, Opa was here, we’d share a cuppa and some delicious, home-baked treats lovingly baked by Mom, Oma (she’s gone too to be with Dad). We’d tell jokes, laugh and talk about special times and life. 😆 🍵 ☕️ 🍪
Take the time to let your special people know you love them; tell them. Share memories over a cup of tea or coffee. (physically-distanced of course or virtually) Reminisce while enjoying a delicious meal or snack together. Talk about things that make your heart sing, your soul happy and spread joy.
“Life is to be celebrated! Today’s moments are tomorrow’s memories!” - Rita Siebert
My goal is to love, spread joy, create memories and gifts that bring smiles to people’s faces.
This is my WHY.
Thank you for “listening.”
What is your Why?
Who is important in your life?
Who will you share a teabox with so you can cherish the moments while enjoying your treats?
Who would you share a teabox with to reminisce about the good ol’ days, if there were still here with you?
Share your thoughts, memories and moments with us in the comments.
As cliche as it sounds; “Life is short.”
“Tomorrow is never promised.
Love and appreciate the people in your life.”
- Rita Siebert
Check out my friend’s @mybcconsulting IG post of December 6th to read similar sentiments about “Tell someone you love them today…”
Do it now! Do it today! Do it everyday!
“Grief reminds me to love more openly
To express more freely
To feel more deeply
To live more fully
Grief reminds me of all that I have lost
And all that I still have
Of all that I was
And all that I can be
Grief reminds me the memories made
The memories still to make
Of what has been done
Of what is left to do
Grief reminds me
That Love Never Dies.”
- Tanya Lord
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