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.