Life is strange. It has been said that you should never judge a book by its cover, especially in regards to people. A persons “cover” does not necessarily mean their appearance, but instead your first impression of them. Like a book, its cover doesn’t reveal what is hidden within the pages. Only once you start “reading”, or get to know a person, will you find out that what you see is not always what you expected. Every person we meet we are meant to meet; no matter how long they end up staying in our lives. Whether it’s for a minute, an hour, or 50 years, they are there for just the right amount of time. There are 7.404 billion people in this world, and counting, nothing can possibly be an accident. Although we may not realize it at the time, it is often the people who stay for a short time that end up molding a lasting impression in our lives. It is because of these experiences that we learn some of life’s finest lessons and often times, a bit about ourselves. People come and go from our lives, but occasionally we are lucky enough to meet that special someone that will stay in our hearts forever nevertheless. Regardless whether that person will stay in our lives or not, the lessons that we’ve learned from them and the experiences that we’ve acquired, will stay with us forever.
She walked into the class, and I knew. She didn’t wear a lavish dress, no glistening earrings, no makeup. She was simple and that’s what made her elegant. We got to know each other and I fell for her; it took a couple of months before I got the balls to ask her out. We started to date, and it was about seven months into the relationship when I was informed. Her family was in a car accident, and she passed away at the hospital. I was heartbroken, and to this day it still hurts to think about it; but I’ve learned to cherish the little time I did get to spend with her. Although it is sad that I lost her, I can say without a doubt that she molded me into who I am and how I care about the people around me.
“Those special memories of you will always bring a smile,
if only I could have you back for just a little while.
Then we could sit and talk again,
just like we used to do,
you always meant so very much,
and always will do too.
The fact that you’re no longer here,
will always cause me pain,
but you’re forever in my heart, until we meet again.”
I challenge you, the reader, to go to the people in your life that you love the most and tell them how much you love and care about them. Don’t wait until you’ve lost them and all that’s left is memories…
In memory of my better half. 3/1/15