I was reading some of the guestbook comments on the Star Tribune website in memory of my dear friend, Mary Jo. One stood out to me above the others. It says:
It will be very different from now on without Mary Jo. But having her around in my life made it different, too. And that’s the good news. -K. Isaacson
Simple and striking, the tribute reminded me a lot of Shawn.
It will be very different from now on without Shawn. But having him around in my life made it different, too. And that’s the good news.
I have thought of this concept often in the last couple of months. My life is completely different now that Shawn isn’t here. Completely changed from what I ever would have imagined or planned. I am learning to live with different. I am learning to accept the differences of life abruptly altered. Mostly, I am learning to treasure the good news that our life paths not only crossed, but loved. That’s very good news.