Gold

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

– Robert Frost

Photo taken by Toni Marie Villines

Photo taken by Toni Marie Villines

I just wanted to share this poem with all of you. I think of it often when I’m facing loss. It forces me to focus on the joyous moments.

The most wonderful parts of life are often so brief, but they allow us to look back over times of suffering and give us something to hold onto. Nothing, not even death, can take those memories away. Love is what binds us. It is what keeps us going. It’s what drives us to live, and what stays with us when death separates us from our loved ones.  It’s what we will carry us to heaven, and what will keep us watching over those who still walk the earth.

Life is a gift. It’s often too short and over before we realize how precious it is.

 

 

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