Only two things in life can be stated with any absolute certainty. We are born and we die.
The part in between is unknown, unplanned and defining.
The increments of time that mark our existence between these two points should be filled with learning experiences, love, laughter, hope, high expectations and the spice of opposition so we can appreciate the amazing opportunity life is.
There are no guarantees. Ever.
Today I learn the passing of a friend. Her joie de vivre was admired by her family, both blood and her extended family of spirit. Her loss will resonate for years to come. Her daughters will miss the mother daughter’s mile-stones, her son’s the comfort of knowing that she was always there waiting for them to come home. Her husband will mourn his partner in life.
Samantha Moore will be greatly missed. She lived her life with vim and vigor.
Having experienced loss, I can guarantee, while she might have left this mortal plain, she will never be far from her family, guarding and guiding them.
That is the bond of love and family.