AC, my sister Cathy, aka Auntie Cathy to Chris and many others wrote a very cool post on her blog today.
She has experienced the loss of a young teen-aged nephew on both sides of her family. You can read the full post, but here’s an excerpt.
The question has come to me – how will you then live? How will we all live?
There is a quote by St. Irenaeus that has come to reside deep within me –
‘The glory of God is a human being fully alive’
To be fully alive is perhaps the best answer I can give….to choose to be present, to choose life, to choose gratefulness, to choose to take risks in following dreams and passions…to fully live….is how I can say to these two boys I love…….Trevor & Chris…..you are on my mind
I love that concept of being fully alive.
People ask us how we carry on. How can you deal with this kind of tragedy?
I tell them that first you choose to live and live with purpose.
We’ve said that Chris’ passion will fuel us.
I’m still discovering what that means, but living with purpose and being fully alive is certainly part of that equation.
I can’t believe it’s 11 months.
I simply can’t tell you what an aching heart feels like, but I know many of you also have known the pain of loss.
The thought that is continually in our minds and hearts is the knowledge that a pain so deep only exists because of a love so deep. And because of that love, we will live our lives with purpose using Chris’ passion and others to fuel our journeys.
Have a Be The Best weekend…oh and Go Canucks Go against Boston tomorrow.
I’m allowed to say that right? Oh yah, it’s my blog.