My first post after Belsie’s passing…. – by James

7 days after my daughter’s passing

There are those moments in our lives when what happens to us cannot be rationalized or understood. Losing a precious child is one of them. I said yesterday during my eulogy that the world has become a cynical place. We often allow the challenges of our daily lives to blind us to what’s really important. Friends, spouse, family, love, kindness, generosity of spirit, or simply a kind word or gesture in a time of ultimate or even simple need. We forget that we are all loved, that there are so many people who care, some where our connection was fleeting and some even we even left on unfortunate terms. Life is too short and precious to keep us from feeling the universal good. I have reflected deeply this last week and surprisingly not about the bad but about the good.

“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”

I have two and many people to love, I have many things done and still to do.

My hope is that each one of you touched by this tragic event know that you are loved, know that in tough times all you need to do is reach out your hand, and allow the many who will rally to your aid to walk with you through your troubled waters.

Heartfelt thanks, praise, peace and love to you all.


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