There are few situations that can't be improved just a tiny bit ... with a new pair of shoes and a new handbag and a pedicure. No, no. I'm not that shallow. The pain is still raw and real ... and hurts worse this moment than it did when I got the call last night. But distractions do help ...
Today I went to lunch with Mom and one of her lady friends. I didn't talk much ... just letting their conversation wash over me. It was comforting ... listening to them laughing and telling stories of this or that. When lunch was over, Mom and I went shopping and I took Mom for her first pedicure. It was a special moment for her ... and making her happy made me a little happier.
Tonight our friends are all gathering for a trivia night ... and I need this. I need to be around people. If anything, losing someone teaches us that time is short ... and we have to appreciate those in our lives. There's so much heartache and pain in this life ... when we find happiness and love and friendship and joy, we have to celebrate it.
So tonight ... let's celebrate it ...
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way
To show her every day
That she's my only one
If my time on earth were through
And she must face the world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes
Garth Brooks - If Tomorrow Never Comes