Each year I look forward to having an Easter egg hunt in my backyard. In 2019 I purchased way too many eggs at the end of the season, in preparation for the 2020 hunt. Last year due to the quarantine, the egg hunt was cancelled, and this year the eggs are still lonely in their new packages.
The other day I came across a draft I started writing before my daughter’s sixteenth birthday. I couldn’t believe it wasn’t finished. It only had one sentence, “Where has the time gone?”
I don’t why I had not noticed it before today but somehow it had escaped my sight for all these years. It’s funny that I noticed it now, as I am getting ready to celebrate her 21st birthday. I think I will complete the post and share it with her on her birthday.
I guess finding this today was like finding a treasure that needs a little cleaning.
Today makes two years that my mother in law passed away.
This day is a reminder of how fragile life is and how we need to cherish the time we have with loved ones because tomorrow is not promised.
During the past few months, my family has suffered several loses. The loss of a cousin due to 9/11 related cancer, the loss of a brother in law due to COVID, the loss of an Aunt, and the near loss of another member due to heart related issues.