|Celebrating with Braden last Christmas.|
So much about saying goodbye is about understanding your place in that person's life and what he or she meant to you. You already know I was powerfully inspired by Braden but I think I learned much more. My heart is bigger. I am more willing to laugh at myself. I don't need or want to be perfect. Small things make me happy. My eyes are more willing to see new things particularly in people. And I am learning acceptance - just to accept that life is messy and painful, joyful and surprising all in one big lump.
Today brings the final step. We have been marching slowly towards this over the last few days. It is a final step. I know the sun will shine tomorrow, the earth will be damp and ready for spring, the flowers will glow against a chill day and we will all gather together for that last goodbye united by Braden and his reminder to be strong but keep a twinkle in your eye.
We will Braden, we will.
Thank you for all of your support over the past few days. Your kind words will accompany Braden into his next steps. Thank you for giving both us and him the strength to carry on.
Tosca and Family
|Chelsea and her big brother Braden sharing a laugh!|
|A sunny day with Bob & Braden.|