Have you ever wondered if perhaps this life is so beautiful it will hurt to leave it behind?

For years I’ve been fueled by the determination to not look back on a life half lived. Having worked in hospice for years I’ve seen what that looks like and it is a heavy sadness to bear.

But as I took my first seat this evening after a full day, with my little guy splashing in the tub and my life partner–literally the man of my dreams– and my daughter downstairs laughing together...

With the sun setting outside my bedroom window, cascading its orange rays across my bed on this beautiful Spring evening…

Having really lived this day and laughed with friends and enjoyed my family and immersed myself in the beauty that is my life…

It occurred to me that perhaps my final breaths in this life will hurt as much as those breathed at the end of a life not lived.

Leaving such beauty behind…How will I ever be ready???

Tonight I’m at once deeply grateful for this beautiful life and so sad that one day it will be gone…

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