When the world is upside down

raindrop-76830_640~A loved one dies and tears are shed

~Hearts are breaking. We burry our heads

~Under the blankets we cannot escape

~The pain that grips us. It’s our unfortunate fate

~For one day we will all leave this earth

~One by one our souls rebirthed

~Into a place only the departed know

~I just want to know where all of us go

~But for that to happen I would have to end

~A death approaching I cannot pretend

~There’s no forever although we might wish

~Instead we’re forced to live out the anguish

~As we watch our friends and family pass

~A mirror broken. Shards of glass

~They cut so deep that the wound never quite heals

~The sorrow. The sadness. It is painfully real

~When your world turns upside down for a time

~Just remember their spirit will always shine

~Through us, our memories of a love so true

~I’m sure our loved ones will watch over us too

~We cannot just disappear. I won’t believe that

~No, Everything does not just go black

~There must be a place we can rejoin them some day

~A place where our souls can finally stay

~A place of peace and wonder and joy and love

~Call it heaven if you will. Call it the playground above

~For it doesn’t matter what each of us believe

~As long as we keep wearing our loved ones hearts on our sleeve

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Good Morning Friends xo

Good morning friends!

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Life is funny sometimes isn’t it? Sometimes it’s awful, hard and terrifying. Sometimes it’s lovely and wonderful. Sometimes your world has to fall apart to gain a new appreciation for life. I wonder how many of us actually know how important we are?

How many lives have we touched? What would be the response if we suddenly vanished from this life?

I bet a lot of us will never know what kind of mark we have left on this earth. How many lives we have changed just by being our true selves? I believe we are loved more than we think.

When we smile at a stranger walking down the street or hold a door for someone walking behind us. It’s the simple act of showing a friend how much they mean to you with a long embrace after not seeing them for a week. Telling a long-lost family member that you are always thinking of them through hard times. That is what keeps us moving forward.

Love.

Each time I lose a close friend I wonder if they knew how much I loved them and appreciated their friendship. I suddenly feel the urgency to tell everyone close to me how much I love them before it’s too late. The feeling that I may be running out of time haunts me. It’s a feeling I welcome. Live everyday as if it were the last day on earth.

So my message is simple and sincere: tell your loved ones what they mean to you.  Make sure they know how much they mean to you. Share a memory or a feeling. A warm hug or a short phone call.

Tell them you love them. The only time it’s too late is when we are gone from this life. Whatever lies on the other side we won’t know until we get there so spread the message of love to those who have touched your life. I know too well the heartache that accompanies a life lost.

My only regret is that I didn’t get to express to my lost friends how they changed my life for the better. That just their very presence in my world made it lovelier and more wonderful. That I loved them more than they probably knew and that my heart will always have a special place for them.

Tell them you love them as much as you can.

Love xox

May your week be full of love and gratitude and the people who you care about you the most. For that is what makes life great: the people who love us and make us feel loved.

🙂

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Tragedy: We Lost a Beautiful Friend

eye-42333_1280It was Sunday night and we had just eaten a wonderful Easter dinner up in Shawnigan Lake with some family. As we drove down the dirt road from the farm we realized we had missed a text message from our friend so we slowed down to read it. I was in complete disbelief at first. I thought maybe my boyfriend Anthony had read it wrong.

Our beautiful friend Christine had died suddenly. I said, “No, you must be reading that wrong babe.” So we pulled over at the end of the dirt road.

Sure enough that’s what the text read so Anthony dialed our friend back. To our horror, it was true.

Our bright bubbly friend who was 7 months pregnant with her first child had a brain aneurysm and was gone. She was only 28 years old. The week has been quite blurry since the news hit, after the denial faded away and it actually started to feel real. We’ll never see her lovely face again. We’ll never dance with her and bust a move when the beat drops. We’ll never hear that cute little laugh. Her baby will never see this world. We lost a beautiful friend.

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Rest in Paradise ❤

Goodbye my girl xox

May you and your son Kaz rest in paradise. We will always remember the fun times we had and your memory will live on forever. My heart goes out to Christine’s family and her loving boyfriend Kody.

R.I.P. Christine Murray (Spicy) xox

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