Love Never Ends
I’ve said many times, love has no measure or limitations. It’s not something that we can ever run out of. When someone passes away, the love for them doesn’t end. Another year has gone by since Doug’s (my husband) passing on January 28, 2008. Grief is part of living and I read somewhere that grief is the price we pay for loving them so much. This is true, but I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. I am finding that the pain of grief is lessened by the joy of good memories. Praying and asking God to fill my heart with Divine love brings me so much inner peace and serenity. It’s like I’m energized with spiritual love, which encourages me to want to spread that love, everywhere I go!
As I grow older, I realize that I am losing more friends and relatives who are very special to me. In October, I lost two of my best friends on the same day just hours apart. One lived close by and the other had grown up with me on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and was like a big sister. I am so thankful that I had gotten to visit both of them and had told them I loved them, shortly before their deaths. In December, one of my cousins lost her husband. He was such a wonderful person and truly loved by my family and especially by my husband. They both loved humor and visits kept us all in laughter.
In this world we live at such a fast pace, we often put off that phone call or visit to let the ones we love know we are thinking about them and with older people it means so much. I encourage everyone reading this to take the time to do it. Tomorrow could be too late!
Toni True-Wills, Ph.D.