I remember reading this 3.5 years ago and I thought I would never have read anything that summed it up like this. Here we are as time has moved further away and it still holds true. Billy took this photograph on his birthday at Sands Point and it truly is one of my favorite photos. Because in this photo I know on this day he was truly happy.
Drawing by Billy
My son had it right. He stopped and noticed everything in this world. When life took him down, he walked the gardens or sat by the water and took photographs of all of the beautiful things that make you feel alive. On days that he did not feel like he was. I’m so greatful for those moments you stopped and captured what was beautiful that day. I will have them forever
Photo by Billy
Drawing by Billy
Another Christmas is here and it will never feel the same. This was your holiday. You always brought the excitement of being a child again into everything. I always looked forward to your car pulling up and you walking in the door with your loving hug. You were the light in all my days.
Drawings by Billy
When my granddaughter was little she loved frozen. She would sing the song over and over. We went to see Frozen 2 today together. I thought of my son and wished he was with us. Anna sang a song in the movie and the tears started to fall.
The Next Right ThingSong by Kristen BellFollow
- I’ve seen dark before, but not like this
This is cold, this is empty, this is numb
The life I knew is over, the lights are out
Hello, darkness, I’m ready to succumb
I follow you around, I always have
But you’ve gone to a place I cannot find
This grief has a gravity, it pulls me down
But a tiny voice whispers in my mind
You are lost, hope is gone
But you must go on
And do the next right thing
Can there be a day beyond this night?
I don’t know anymore what is true
I can’t find my direction, I’m all alone
The only star that guided me was you
How to rise from the floor?
But it’s not you I’m rising for
Just do the next right thing
Take a step, step again
It is all that I can to do
The next right thing
I won’t look too far ahead
It’s too much for me to take