It’s been a year since Evelyn was taken from us. I’ve been thinking about what I would write here on this day. I tried, but I don’t have anything left to say that I haven’t already said before. She’s gone and she’s not coming back. We are left to pick up the pieces and learn how to live without her. All we have left are memories of her. Be they good or not so good, they are all we have. There are pictures and videos, but they won’t talk back, they can’t.
We miss her every day and that is the way of things. It’s not fair, but it is what it is. I can’t dwell on a future of what might have been and I can’t live in what has passed. All I can do–all that any of us can do–is live in the here and now. Yes, life is less full and life less happy, but that is the way of things when someone we love is taken from us.
What we can do is be inspired by Evy. We can be inspired by her beauty, her sense of humor, and her compassion for others. Remember something she did for you and pay that forward to someone else. Not just today, but everyday.