Friday, February 10, 2017

What If?

What if we stopped reducing our dead loved ones to a birth date and a death date. Although we think of them often, sometimes we hone in on when they were born and the day they died. What about all the dates in between? Why can't we remember and celebrate a time when they made us proud or a time they made us laugh so hard we cried or a time they made us beam with pride or hang our head in embarrassment? Life is made up of so many moments worth remembering. What if we let the tombstone be the only place that remembers their first day and their last day? Let us celebrate all those days in between.