Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Two Peas in a Pod, Two Gifts from God

Today is Matthew's birthday. It is Maya's birthday, too. I spent the morning with Matthew, Nathan and Jacob, while their Mom went to a meeting. We had such a grand time playing together. When she got home, we had lunch together, for which I am so grateful. We also talked about our little girl. And though it brings tears, to not talk about her hurts even worse.

Some say you never get over the loss of a loved one, that you will continue to grieve that person's absence from your life until you die. I believe that to be true by experience. As long as you can talk about them, remember them, a part of them continues to exist, at least in their loved one's memory.

If love forms a circle, then that circle of love, that seems broken to the human eye, continues to exist in the heart that remembers. May the circle of love in our family be unbroken. The love we had for you, is still in our hearts. I want to say life is unfair, that you were taken too soon, but frankly, there are no promises of a long life for any of us. If there is anything to learn from you leaving us "too soon," it is that each of us may be a little more aware that we will not be here forever, and that our days on earth are numbered. Let us love each other today, while there is the opportunity.

Happy Birthday, Maya. And tell Jesus thank you for taking care of you, Sweetpea! I am so grateful. Amen.


Blackmans said...

Very well written! Exactly what I wanted to say!

Josie said...

What a beautiful tribute to your sweet pea! She is waiting in Heaven for the big Vrbas reunion!
Love you guys, Josie

Peyton's Place said...

Couldn't have said it better. She will always have a place in our hearts. It's hard to forget such a beautiful girl. We love you Maya!!!

Uncle Joe, Aunt Sarah, Peyton and Sawyer