OT - Eff Off Friday
Only one today, STalkers.
Eff off to saying goodbye.
At the end of life, what really matters is not what we bought, but what we built; not what we got, but what we shared; not our competence, but our character; and not our success, but our significance. Live a life that matters. Live a life of love.
Grandma, you lived over 100 years. I cannot begin to fathom what it was like to live through a century of change, multiple wars, and the advances of technology and medicine. You devoted your life to caring for people and were working (nurse) into your 70s before they deemed you too old. Well, you certainly showed them by enjoying almost four decades of retirement. You were a beautiful lady, inside and out. To know you was to love you.
I pray for strength and hope I don't disappoint you at your memorial services. Tomorrow will start without you.
When Tomorrow Starts Without Me – by David M. Romano
When tomorrow starts without me
And I’m not here to see
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
Are filled with tears for me
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
The way you did today
While thinking of the many things
We didn’t get to say
I know how much you love me
As much as I love you
And each time you think of me
I know you’ll miss me too
But when tomorrow starts without me
Please try to understand
That an angel came and called my name
And took me by the hand
And said my place was ready
In Heaven far above
And that I’d have to leave behind
All those I dearly love
But when I walked through Heaven’s gate
I felt so much at home
When God looked down and smiled at me
From His great golden throne
He said this is eternity
And all I promised you
Today your life on earth is past
But here it starts anew
I promise no tomorrow
For today will always last
And since each day’s the same way
There’s no longing for the past
So when tomorrow starts without me
Don’t think we’re far apart
For every time you think of me
I’m right here in your heart.
Hug your loved ones. You never know when it will be the last time.