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Here We Go Again!

Saturday, July 15, 2017
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Here We Go Again!


We all know that those “milestone” days can be some of the toughest there are;  Birthdays, Anniversary’s, Mother’s & Father’s Days, etc…


For me, and I’m sure for many of you as well, the toughest milestone days are the ones directly involving our kids – their birthday, graduation, engagement, wedding,  etc…  Well, I just returned home from registration for college for my youngest son.  It wasn’t quite as difficult as I had thought it might be but I’m bracing myself for when I actually take him to school next month.


This is one of those precious moments that I know Lauri wanted to be a part of so badly.  I know how emotional and quite frankly, depressed I was when I took my other two sons to college, without Lauri.  I cannot imagine how overwhelming this will be – not just for me but for my son as well.  I have learned over the years that the expectation of one of these milestones is usually harder than the actual event itself, but I think this one will be different. 


But, like any other event or even any “regular” day, we have all learned that LIFE WILL MOVE FORWARD.  It certainly may not be on the path we had hoped that it would be, but the sun will rise tomorrow morning, it will set tomorrow night, and the clock will not stop for anyone or anything.  This certainly doesn’t help ease the grief or pain in the least bit but what choice do we have other than to continue to move forward?


We have all been dealt a box of lemons – it is what we choose to do with that box of lemons that will define who we are and hopefully also help pave a path for our children to follow.  I know that Lauri wants me to make the sweetest lemonade possible and as difficult as it is, that is the path that I have chosen.  I hope you can do the same.



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