Posts for Tag : love

10/24/13 An Honored Love Lives on  2

IMG_2633- always my support IMG_2629-the great love IMG_2628-A kiss IMG_2627- take the cake       Today marks 10 years that you were taken so suddenly. It is unimaginable that I have walked these last 10 years without your physical presence. Your love changed my life and I live my life in gratitude (in part) because of it. I fell in love with your pure heart! When your love entered my life it became a huge part of who I am today. No time, space or distance will ever lessen my deep love for you. Our attachment to one another is still on a deep level- just in another way. My belief is that once you have loved someone- you don’t just stop. Your love will run through my veins for the rest of my life.

I am much less since you were taken in a tragic and preventable car crash yet I am much more because of who you were and how you loved me in this life and the magnitude of love that you have surrounded me with in your Death.

There will never be a day in my life where I will not mourn your absence.
You taught me to visualize, believe and achieve!
You taught me there is nothing in this life I cannot accomplish (if I believe in it) and that you would always support me! You showed me this in life and you have showed me this in spirit.

I thought that losing you in a moment was hard.
Raising our daughter without you is excruciating.
She needs your love, understanding and advice.
There is a slight emptiness about her that I cannot begin to satisfy.
“They” say that what you’ve never experienced you could never miss.
That is not true when it comes to the value of the human soul! I believe you are the “slight emptiness” in our daughter’s life.

When we married we promised to love, serve and protect each other well.
When you passed that night at that intersection I was able to come say goodbye. Once again I promised you I would love, serve and protect our family well and that I would make sure our daughter would be born into love and light, not tragedy or negativity. My promise to both you and our daughter is ever present in our lives today.
I do not believe that a vow dies when one spouse has to physically live on this earth without the other.
I believe that love goes on just in a different form; I have vowed to show our daughter just this.

I will always honor your memory through THE MARK WANDALL FOUNDATION (http://themarkwandallfounadation.org). I will educate and raise awareness regarding traffic safety and compliance through the NATIONAL COALITION FOR SAFER ROADS.(http://ncsrsafety.org) I will always make sure that the Mark Wandall traffic safety act is protected! “Those” that do not believe cannot stop me! Your love is much bigger than any of the negativity that people throw at me. I will continue to inspire and educate people on the value of life insurance and that LIFE INSURANCE TRULY EQUALS LIFE ASSURANCE! You were a gift to the financial industry! You “practiced what you preached.” You are a legacy in the Industry that you loved so much.

Through all of our causes I will show Madisyn Grace how great her father was in this life! I will show her what love truly is and never to accept anything less than the love that her father and her mother shared!

Love is a gift to be never taken for granted.
Our love together was not long enough and in fact it was way too short
but I will take that love and be grateful for it because most are never privy to experience a love like ours in a lifetime.

Your loss was my greatest fear in this life.
I miss you. I love you in so many ways! I am completely shattered and lost without you but I have truly been “Marked by Grace.” If that is the gift that I am given in this lifetime then I will take it, be grateful for it and share it always.
Continue to guide and support me. Help me to never lose faith, to always be on the side of hope and forever surround me with Grace.
May your gracious love always be present! I will forever be grateful for your life, your love and the resiliency to keep moving through each and every moment without you.

Today I celebrate you my love and the gift of love you so profoundly bestowed on my heart.

*There was never a moment in our lives where we were not laughing, loving or taking care of each other!
The pictures included in this blog are a grand, simple example of this.

Move through your Moments  2

Things happen when we live our lives in motion; social, emotional and physical.
As quickly as we can get stuck” we can “move.” When we move we are going forward – always reaching, loving and giving.

Take the challenge today and move. Tragedy displaces us at times and it is hard to move – but just try it. The day Mark died I promised myself I would get up and shower every day of my life so that I could move. I didn’t have to run a marathon, get a new job, fret about this newfound life- but just take a shower; simplicity at its best.

Life can be forgiving if YOU allow yourself to move through your moments.

There will always be mountains to climb, tears to wipe away and tragedies that will shake us to our core. If we embrace those moments, accept them and move through them the infinite possibilities of love will surround you in ways you may not have expected. When this happens healing takes place and
what will follow is a new flow of life, a new way to breathe; love and honor all that has made you what you have become.

What is tragic to one may not be to another. What is difficult for one to conquer may not be an issue for someone else. Your moment could be due to weight gain, divorce, a move, loss of a friendship, self-loathing or living in fear it does not always have to be the death of a loved one.

8 and ½ years later my loss emotionally moves me…it is my first thought when I awake in the morning but my promise of physically “moving”; getting in that shower and renewing my soul remains with me today and has yet to fail me.

Today is a new day and each day we are here we are given the opportunity to not just survive in life but to thrive.
Move with me today, be in motion- love, scream, dance- enjoy…this moment is yours to experience, embrace and move through.
Believe, trust and have faith that your soul will carry you through your most challenging moments if you just move!