Topic: Joyce Moneypenny
Hi Joyce, I recall that your dear mom passed into spirit a few weeks after my Dad did. It was one year on the thirteenth of January that my Dad left this world. I have been trying to live my life in honour of his. Whenever I have a bad day I think to myself that my bad days can't even compare to his best days when he was sick... that quickly shifts my perspective to a more positive one.
I miss him so much... not even the big moments, or the special occasions... the normal, ordinary moments in his company that we so much take for granted. I so much miss his smile. I was wanting to do something to commemorate his life on the 13th and was watching a fundraiser on Operation Smile, where doctors go to third world nations to operate on children with facial deformities. Right away I knew I had to sponsor a surgery for a child. I imagined it as a way for my Dad's kindness to live on if I was doing it in his memory. I also imagined it as a way for his wonderful smile to touch another person, just like it did so many times on this earth. These types of things make me feel better and closer to him.
Still... losing one so dear as my Dad and your mom changes us forever. There will always be a hole in our heart in direct proportion to the depth of our love for them.
Thinking about you at this time and wishing that you have peace of heart and spirit.