A dear friend encouraged me to get back to blogging. Write a short post every few days, she suggested. Don’t over-complicate. Keep it simple.
So here I am. It’s been YEARS.
2016 has started with deep lessons. With the loss of my Lola, I’ve been reminded of how precious life is, how quickly it can be taken away, and the deep loss it can leave in its wake. I knew her time would soon come, but I hate that it happened when I wasn’t there for her. I wanted to hold her while she died, I wanted her to know how deeply she’d been loved and appreciated. Instead she died alone, after 12 years of being our faithful companion. And there’s nothing I can do about it. And it makes me so sad.
Instead of grieving for the way she died, I will choose to pay attention to this beautiful teaching, and remember the value of every moment we have with those we love.
Rest in Peace my sweet Lola. Enjoy the Pure Land.