This goes out to someone special.  Life is good, but at times, it can be a challenge.  Two deaths over the weekend caused me to awaken with a heavy heart this morning, so I may not be exercising the best in judgement right now as I step out from the shadows cast by the nadir of despair just  long enough to say that no matter how dark life becomes upon occasion, true  light comes from you…from your heart, your words and your love, and it always makes my day a little brighter.

Thank you for this, and 4 everything you have been to me and still are.  Even in the midst of sickness and death, in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, you always find a way to let me know that I am loved.

I shared what I was feeling with two friends today.  One of them made it all about him/her.  The other listened with kindness and empathy and issued words of comfort.  I will not forget this day.