Anniversaries are a time when we are reminded to reflect – A time to look back and see what has happened, where we have been, and where we are now.
Today is the 3rd anniversary of my former husband's death. I miss him. I miss not being able to call him and share a memory, or tell him a story that only he and I would understand. But this anniversary I am not overwhelmed with sadness about his death. Instead I know I am closer to making my peace with it.
As I was reminded today by a remarkable friend, Steve's time here helped shape me into the person I have become. Without him I would not be as strong, I would not be as centered, and I would not have grown as much as I have over the last six and a half years.
That is what I hold on to now – the incredible lesson he taught me. As hard as it was to learn, it was exactly what I needed and is what keeps me moving forward in life. Thank you Stevie. My heart is always with you.