8 years ago, yesterday a friend lost her Daughter. She posted this poem to Facebook in remembrance to her today. I had to save it.
You can shed tears that she is gone Or you can smile because she has lived. You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her Or you can be full of the love that you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she is gone Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back, Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
I am a 44 years young, full-time working Wife, Mom, sometime student, gastric bypass post-op and unlikely triathlete aspiring to one day becoming an Ironman. Like everyone, I face challenges balancing training and family life, but also have some medical challenges including Hypothyroidism and Hyperprolactinemia, which make for some extra "fun" but are never an excuse. I truly believe we only regret the things we DIDN'T do 20 years ago. So this blog is about me getting busy doing what I don't want to regret not having done! "Go Mommy go!" isn't just what I hear from the sidelines on race day... for me it's my daily life mantra!