Friday, May 29, 2009

7 years ago...

My world divided into "before" and "after"...

"It was the dividing line between seeing the world in back and white, and in Technicolor. The lights came on, for the darkest possible reason...
It's ironic how often we forget how wonderful life really is...it is made up of moments, small pieces of glittering mica in a long stretch of gray cement. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won't happen. We have to teach ourselves how to make room for them, to love them, and to live, really live.

I learned to live these years ago. Something really bad happened to me, something that changed my life in ways that, if I had a choice, it would never have been changed at all. And what I learned from it is what, today, sometimes seems to be the hardest lesson of all.

I learned to love the journey, not the destination.
I learned that this is not a dress rehearsal, and that today is the only guarantee you get.
I learned to look at all the good in the world and to try and give some of it back...because I believed in it completely and utterly."
-"A Short Guide to a Happy Life", Ann Quindlen

5 comments:

The Moore Family said...

What a beautiful post Court. . I love that picture of your daddy looking over you and protecting you. . you seem completely unaware that he is even there, but safe. He's probably doing the very same thing right now. Love you friend. Have a great day celebrating his life. He'll be on my mind.

Kris said...

I can't even try to follow up after Becca's comment. That was really nicely put Beekys. All I can say is I love you!

DeLane & Kevin said...

Truly powerful words Courtney. Your father is so proud of you. Enjoy your day of all those wonderful memories with him.

Matt and Teresa said...

Such great advice... I love you friend.

Michelle said...

I love this...he is always there with you. I love you friend :)m