Wednesday evenings are a time of reminding me to love deeply. A group of much too young men and women meet who have all had a spouse die meet at our office. Last week we listened to music that touched their hearts and had meaning to them and their spouse. The song that they danced to on their wedding night, the song they laughed together with in the car, a favorite movie song, or that song that describes what it feels like now, were shared.
I have an amazing co-facilitator and friend for this group.
I give Steve an extra hug on this evening and am reminded each day is a gift. I agree with Winnie the Pooh's wish for Christopher Robin:
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.
Speaking of Winnie the Pooh, another favorite:
Promise me, you'll always remember: you're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. Christopher Robin to Pooh