"Since I was 15, it’s been ‘me and you’.."
It’s a totally different thing when you have a horrible day and the boy you’ve been crazy about for nearly 8 years tells you, “You are the most amazing, beautiful, silly, sometimes dumb, but always smart, girl I know and I will love you forever and ever and always.”
Laughed out loud at work and almost cried because of the precursor to that statement. Not only feeling better, but feeling blessed.
So I was thinking about Aunt Sha. Which led me to reading her Facebook. Which then took me to the Friends of Sharon blog that was set up. Which then led me to CaringBridge. Which is where I found this post from my uncle. I started hysterical crying when I realized that not only is he really one of the smartest men I know, but this is what it is all about; this is what people spend their entire lives trying to figure out:
“You don’t really know how many people you see in your life time. You wake up, get dressed, get dressed again because you don’t match, go to work, come home, do things with your family, go to bed wake up and do it all again. Seven of these is a week, 52 weeks a year and so on and so forth. Everyday seems like the one before and we take them for granted.
Then something happens and your life changes. You don’t know what to do and you feel all alone. Then one person wants to help because of something you did, then another and another until finally you realize that everyday wasn’t the same.”
When people ask me who the most influential people in my life are, I often forget my uncle. It’s something I’ll never do again. Uncle Darren, thank you; thank you for every single thing you’ve taught me in life. No matter how big, or how small, you’re an inspiration and I love you more than you know.