Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Saying goodbye is always tough

Reason, Season, or Lifetime
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty;
to provide you with guidance and support;
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;
things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,
and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

— Unknown

Ms. Ella Thomas passed away today just a month shy of turning 99 years old. She was a definitely a spitfire. She was kind, giving, thoughtful, and most importantly a dear friend of mine. She was definitely in my life for a reason, she taught me so much. We met when she was my neighbor in college, and she even became the subject of my geriatric project in nursing school:) She showed me how one person can have an impact on many many peoples lives and yet how much you are here on this earth to just live your own life:) 
I'll miss her. I already do. 
I'll miss our conversations about how much she experienced in her long lifetime....running water, electricity, cars (she told me once cars scared her at first and she would hide from them in the bushes off the road when they would come by)....but then how we could relate to each other over a milkshake just talking about our days triumphs and pitfalls and just life. 
I'm so appreciative she was in my life....even if it was for just a season.

PS The picture is and oldie but a goodie:) 

1 comment:

  1. Ella was one very special lady. You are so blessed to have had her in your life as your favorite "gal-pal." She made such a huge impact on so many lives.
    Your Mama


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