Be The Best.

14 months plus a day.

This is what I wrote one year ago today.

It was titled, 2 Months Plus a Day.

2 months plus a day…

by Randy Friesen on May 26, 2010

Tonight I take you back to night one.   At some point we tried to sleep but sleep was not on our side that evening so I sat in my chair in the livingroom and looked out the window.  We live on a little rise and framed in our window was the lit cross at the Christian Life Assembly shimmering in the distance and one light on a hill above the church.

That lone glowing light from a far away home nestled above the glow of the far away cross provided some comfort on that first night.

With so many sympathy cards coming our way in the weeks that followed, I was surprised at how many were different.  There was one card however that came at least four or five times.  It’s a simple blue band on a white background with a rhinestone star.  There is just one simple statement, “one star in the night sky”.  After two months plus a day, that one star is shining ever brighter.  The glow is being duplicated in hearts and minds from young to old as we all strive to Be The Best.

That seems like a lifetime and a split second all at once.

I’ve been told the edge comes off the pain at some point.

It never goes away, but it gets better.

There are days when that seems very far away.

When 14 months plus a day sounds more like a sentence from a judge than anything else.

And yet, we must soldier on.

As Ryan Kesler said the other night…I’ll play on one leg, I don’t care. (yes, we can throw in Canucks references at any time…!)

And on these nights, we too will fight on, with one leg, a heavy heart or whatever.

Let’s go.

By Randy Friesen

Randy Friesen is a business strategist, manager and educator based in Vancouver, BC and Detroit, Michigan. He is also a husband and father. He loves the creative process and is active in creating art and music.

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