Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Life Lesson Learned

Gosh, it feels like it has been forever since my fingers have found my Macbook Pro and logged into Blogger. These last two weeks have been a doozy to say the least but the worst is over, the sun is out and time heals everything.

First, I want to thank everyone for all the kind words over the last week. I need to thank my incredible husband who stood by my side, held my hand, patted my back and let me sob like a baby. I simply did not expect to have such a reaction to my dear friend's passing. It has shaken me to my core and I am trying to be a big girl.

 Simon's services in Raleigh were hard but necessary and I found myself completely wiped out when we got back yesterday. The only way I can sum up the experience is that it was sad, sweet, funny, tragic, uplifting, depressing, powerful, amazing, loving and so Simon. It is estimated that over 2000 people attended his service, and this number is only a small testament to his bigger than life personality and giving soul.

During the ceremony, the minister asked a very simple question, one that was on all of our minds "What do we do now?" His answer was simple... we live as Simon would have. We celebrate the wins, learn from the mistakes, remember the little things, give really big hugs, have serious fun in everything we do and always ask others "What may I do for you?". This is a life lesson for everyone and a huge wake up call for me.

The only way to honor this amazing man is to take this lesson to heart and try to live it every day. I am going to smile and laugh a whole lot more. Whine and complain a lot less. Tell people I love how I feel. Not take myself too seriously. Be genuinely happy for others. Be goofy. Be more gracious, giving and kind. Be like Simon.

I, the Lord of wind and flame,
I will tend the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them,
My hand will save
Finest bread I will provide,
Till their hearts be satisfied.
I will give My life to them,
Whom shall I send?
Here I am Lord, Is it I Lord.
I have heard You calling in the night.
I will go Lord, if You lead me.
I will hold Your people in my heart.
Thank you for reading today. I know I have been mia a little lately but I promise we will have some "serious fun" soon! There is so much to be excited about and my fav bow-tie wearing friend would want us to look towards the future and smile a great big smile!

So much love today!



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