Today will be our last hooray. We plan to spend the day downtown, strolling about, shopping, sipping kaffe, and trying to forget what lies before us…
The last time we saw my brother and sister-in-law, you see, was three-and-a-half years ago. A mighty long time for someone you love. I knew before we ever arrived that my mum would have a hard time saying goodbye. After all, she would be leaving her baby and first and only grandbaby behind. But I wasn’t quite prepared for it being so difficult for me. There have been several times in the last couple weeks that I’ve had to avert my eyes … go in the other room … otherwise excuse myself, lest the tears fall.
Tomorrow morning will not be pretty.
So here’s my wish for you, dear reader: when you have the luxury of being near those you love, enjoy them. Hug them, kiss them, tell them you love them. Laugh, and dance, and sing – and make goofballs of yourselves. Relive the good times of the past, and make new memories for the future. Make the most of each and every moment – both big and small.
Perhaps the quote on the top of the Jones Soda candy can (courtesy of Michelle, from Centerville) says it best: Until further notice … celebrate everything!