I’m sitting here, trying my best to write, to catch up on reviews that I’m seriously behind on and I can’t focus… my heart aches. This week has been hard and today is one of the hardest of those days.
You see, my friend’s daughter passed away today. She was 15 and a shining light to all who knew her. She had a smile that I cannot even begin to describe and a laugh that brought forth joy to all who heard it.
15 is such a short life, not nearly long enough for all the things one should accomplish. She did though. She took this world by storm and showed so many how to look past everything and just enough every minute.
She loved and she was deeply loved by all who met her. She had AT and Cancer. Yes, that dreaded “C” word that takes so many loved ones away. That is one monster I pray daily we never have to face.
But even through her pain, this gorgeous sweet girl always always smiled. She always laughed. She always showed so much joy.
My heart is broken for her Momma and all of her family. I cannot wrap my mind around the fact that we will no longer see her beautiful smile here on Earth, though my heart rejoices that she is free and healthy and dancing with her Grandmother now in Heaven.
This is the fear I face every day. We don’t know what tomorrow brings. We don’t know how long anyone has. Money, success, a degree – these are the least of my concerns every day because I know in the end of my life, in the dark days that come tomorrow, only memories and love matter in the end.
Please pray for my dear friend and her family as she says goodbye to her baby girl wayyyyy too soon in this life. I know she’s smiling down on us all from Heaven.