What My Child Has Taught Me

I've learned that you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I've learned that learning to forgive takes a lot of practice.

I've learned that friends can become strangers, and strangers can become friends.

I've learned that ignorance isn't an excuse for the lack of compassion.

I've learned that some people will never, ever - "get it".

I've learned that the community of sorrow is the strongest of all.

I've learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I've learned that your life can be changed in a matter of minutes.

I've learned that the people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon.

I've learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I've learned that love isn't measured by the amount of time you have with someone.

I've learned that some sorrow is so deep that it has no words. But so is love.

What has your child taught you?

By three methods we may learn wisdom; first, by reflection, which is the noblest; second, by imitation which is easiest; and third by experience, which is bitterest. CONFUCIUS

Faith is a bird that feels dawn breaking and sings while it is still dark....Rabindranath Tagore

"It's not the time that will heal you, instead it is what you do with that time that will make the difference." -Kenneth Chenault

"You take it day by day, and when you can't make it day by day, you take it hour by hour, minute by minute if you have to, but you can make it."

What is dying?

A ship sails and I stand watching til she fades on the horizon,
and someone at my side says, "She is gone".
Gone Where?
Gone from my sight, that is all:
she is just as large as when I saw her....
The diminished size and total loss of sight is in me,
not in her,
and just at the moment when someone at my side says "she is gone", there are others who are watching her coming,
and other voices take up a glad shout,
"there she comes!"...
and that is dying.

joy and sorrow are inseparable. . .

together they come and when one sits alone with you . . .

remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.Kahlil Gibran

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends" - Corinthians 13:7-8