Things End, but Memories Last Forever

Things End, but Memories Last Forever

     Today was the big day; the day all the butterflies in my tummy would be free as I stepped into the room with my sparkly, princess gown. I took deep breaths and embraced the happiness that fulfilled that night. I was surrounded with the people I loved the most as I celebrated my sixteen birthday the summer of my sophomore year. This day created beautiful memories that I will forever wrap in my heart and share with my own family. Amongst all those moments one special person will be kept dearly in my heart and remain there for a life time. 

     Last week as I looked through my messages, I came upon a picture of my long time friend with her family and it reminded me that I had not spoken to her for more than five months. I clicked on the photo and what I saw crippled me from head to toe. I was ravished with grief and anxiety because my friend’s mother had passed away. It crushed my heart to fully accept the fact that she was no longer next to my best friend’s side. It made me even more sad, when I considered that her mother would no longer see her daughter walk down with her cap and gown on graduation day. My mind quickly shifted to the past as I remembered all those simply yet delightful moments that I shared with my friend’s mother. She was extremely sweet, gentle, helpful, but above all she was caring and always put a smile on her face. She was determined to accomplish all the goals she set out to do and pushed everyday for a better life for her kids. Everyday she woke up at five o’clock a.m. to attend work; she never gave up and continued to inspire her co-workers with her hard work and positive attitude. Her ultimate goal was for her kids to one day become professionals and establish a family with their ideal prince and princess.

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