Life is full of ups and downs. It sounds like a cliché, but living is like riding the waves in the ocean. You land safely on shore only to have another wave pick you up and carry you out again. Some people refer to it as a roller coaster. You go down then back up again.
Justine was killed in a car accident two years ago. You can read about that here. Today is the second anniversary of her celebration of life. In August we lost my brother-in-law, Bob to cancer. You can read about that here. We got some happy news after that with the invitation to Layce and Benyi’s wedding in Panama. This cheered us up and the wedding was wonderful. You can read about that here. Having a holiday in the sun was very welcoming. A week after our return, my step-father, Peter died. You can read about his very interesting life here. We have the visitation this evening and the funeral is tomorrow.
You might think these deaths are a lot for one family to endure. After Justine died we discovered that her sister was pregnant and we were filled with joy. Having a grandson has brought such happiness into our lives. Right after Bob died we got Layce and Benyi’s wedding invitation and we had our trip and the wedding to look forward to. I’m sure some good news is right around the corner for us.
We will learn to live on with joy and happiness as our loved ones would have wanted. I don’t know how to live any other way. I can’t wait to find out the good surprise that is coming!