Thursday, July 19, 2012

only a horizon

Like my lovely friend Annie wrote here, it seems loss and the potential for loss is surrounding us at this time.  My grandfather's health is deteriorating quickly.  I have had some recent health problems as we prepared for the wedding.  Two of my dear friends recently lost their babies during pregnancy.  Today my parent's dog, Moze, had to be rushed to Evanston to an animal hospital there.  And, last night, we received word that my sister's childhood best friend, Dani, and one of her children were killed in a car accident.  

 Dani and LeAnna were incredibly close in high school and after they both had their first child.  They were on sports teams together, they went to young women's activities together, they were in the same date groups for dances.  Dani spent so much time at our home.  When Dani and LeAnna were in high school, I was around 6-7 years old.  Dani treated me like her little sister.  She played with me, came to my birthday parties, told me stories.  I can't recall ever seeing her put down others or say anything negative about others.  She was a wonderful example and I'm lucky to have had her in my life.

Death is always a possibility.  Death can happen to people we never want or expect to lose.   But I find comfort knowing the death is not the end.  Families are forever.

Life is eternal, and love is immortal,
and death is only a horizon;
and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
~Rossiter Worthington Raymond

1 comment:

  1. Beautifully written Megan! my prayers are with you!


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