Celebrate Life


5 years ago, today, my best friend & my Love, went to be with Jesus. The distance from that very difficult moment has not made life easier. I still wish Jaime was here – goofing around with Felicity and me, talking together until the early hours of the morning, dreaming about the future, and enjoying every second of Felicity growing up.

I could easily get lost in all of that, but the past few years have allowed me to see the greater good in celebrating the life that remains. And so, today, we will specifically celebrate Jaime’s amazing life by doing one of her favorite things – putting up the Christmas tree. This has become such a special time for Felicity and me and I look forward to continuing this very special tradition in the years to come.

This day — the memories — are difficult at times to think about. But you know what? It’s not the end of the story.  Our hearts hurt at the reality of this temporary separation.  But the rest of the story is that Jaime knows a joy, a peace, a oneness with God that you and I cannot even begin to comprehend. And the moment we finally “get it”, a sweet reunion will begin. So, with that truth we boldly and joyfully celebrate life…the life that is and that indescribable life that is to come.

When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”

1 Corinthians 15:54

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