Last weekend, my sister and I finally buried my dad’s ashes. We said a final goodbye on the land he was born and raised on out in the middle of the countryside.  We buried the ashes next to his favorite tree. It was sad to see that the birds no longer come since he isn’t there to feed them anymore. It’s been more than a year since he passed, but because of COVid, there was never a good time to finally let go of his ashes and lay him to rest.

I know a lot people out there are still grieving from last year. It feels like all that grieving time go swept under the rug because we had to focus on getting through the pandemic. Now, things are starting to wind down and those of us that lost someone are left looking around, a little bewildered at where to go from here.

It’s time to start living again. I’ve got two little ones who are ready to play outside and see friends. My hubby and I are about to start traveling again. It’s time to gently lay down our sorrow, and start something new. That doesn’t mean leaving the past completely behind us. Let’s face it. All of us are scarred whether we lost someone or not. COVid inherently changed us. We will no longer take our health or our loved one’s health for granted. We will forever be uncertain of the future, constantly wondering what comes next? What comes next is up to you. Are you back to traveling? Are you ready to move on?

I’m getting excited for my first book release. I have no idea if anyone will read my words or not, but at least they will be out there. I’m excited for everyone to read Ronnie and Sawyer’s story. It makes me smile and feel a little hope for the future. Love should be celebrated and enjoyed in any form, between any people.

Keep reading, and keep dreaming.

“Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.” Leo Tolstoy

 

Love you all,