"Thank heaven there is tomorrow. Because there is tomorrow, all our yesterdays have meaning and all our dreams have hope."

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Missing Someone

My mother in law sent this quote to us:
Mother Teresa said,
"Missing someone gets easier every day, even though it's one day further from the last time you saw each other, it's one day closer to the next time you will."
Although I never would have believed it could get easier during that first year after Gavin left us - I truly believe it now. It doesn't mean that the grief is gone or that he doesn't occupy my thoughts - it means that the thoughts I have are focused more on the positive and fun times we had rather than the pain of him not being here with us.
Today is a difficult day for us.
Tomorrow is even more difficult.
This day three years ago was when I realized that Gavin would be returning to heaven soon. That day feels like yesterday and also eternities ago.
I know I have said it before - but remembering that day brings back the heartache and the peace.
Through it all, I am grateful for my belief in a merciful God and the hope of joyous times to come.

7 comments:

Malia said...

Hi Lindsay - we're thinking of your family today and sending kisses and love to Gavin. Hang in there.

Natalie.Rob.Branson said...

I LOVE that quote! Thank you for sharing it, and you're right...we are one day closer to seeing out little guys. Our love and thoughts will be with you the next few days.

Brittanie said...

Prayers for you today and tomorrow. I hope the memories of the peace are stronger than the memories of the pain. I've never heard that quote from Mother Theresa, but I've said it many times myself. I remember vividly the day the spirit said to to me as I was sobbing on the couch because it was her birthday and I was another year further away from her and that thought came to my mind. "But you're another year closer to seeing her again." I cling to that idea harder than just about anything else.

Lots of love and prayers as you remember. ((hugs))

Catherine W said...

Your sweet Gavin left a lasting impression on my heart. I sure do love you guys and think about you often. I hope you know how much I love you all. My thoughts are with you always, but especially over the next few days.

April said...

Lindsay I'll be thinking of you tomorrow. Tomorrow also would've been my Harry's 2 years birthday. I can't imagine all you've gone through having to say goodbye the way you did. I hope peace will be with you tomorrow. What a sweet baby he was and what an amazing family he was born into.

T-Ray said...

Love you guys.

Our Family said...

Thinking of you. Hope all went well yesterday.