For my cousins mourning their loss of Steve after his long battle with cancer. I know the memories will always be beautiful. He had a twinkle in his eye - I smile thinking of him. I'm sad for his family. We live far, we hardly ever see them, but they are so much on my heart as they walk through these days of fresh pain.
For my "sister-by-heart" friend Nicole and her husband Roger, who I know, will long forever for Travis. For all the "heart-parents" and baby-loss parents I know... for each... who long.
For my little family - longing each their own loss, unique unto each of them. Learning to live with the "alwaysness" of longing...
You lived. Thank God you lived. So I guess I'll take the pain of this. I know I will. Because you lived. Thank God you lived.
But always... always I'll long.