I know that people around the world are grieving every day, just like I am.
For instance, for the last two days, people in Paris and around the world are grieving for those killed in Paris. Molly Hahn, who does her lovely Buddha Doodles, posted this drawing in love and support of the citizens of Paris:
I could probably post the pic myself, but I don't know the rules, so you can just click it if you want to see it.
Yesterday (a few hours ago), my husband and I went out for my belated birthday dinner (health problems prevented the outing last weekend). Our waitress was one of the several Kim look-alikes I've seen since my sister's passing three years ago. It's always hard when that happens.
Now, it's not like any of them really look like her, if you get close enough, but often if there is a woman with short blonde hair and a profile like Kim's, I can for just a second think that I am seeing her.
Our waitress was very nice. She didn't look at all like Kim when she talked or smiled, but when she was farther away and waiting on other tables and I saw her from the side, or when she was behind the partition arranging things on plates or something and was looking down, I felt like I was looking at Kim.
It just was so strange that on the anniversary of Kim's passing, when I was wearing my "Kim" necklace and thinking about her so much, we had to have this particular waitress. Maybe it was another sign, maybe it was a test of my strength, maybe it was just a coincidence and means nothing, but still it's always hard to see my sister, when it's not really her.
I'm sure that many of you have experienced something similar. It sort of takes your breath away or makes your heart skip a beat, doesn't it?
So many people really loved Kim, and her son really needs her, yet she is gone. Life is often so unfair, and still we are supposed to carry on, be strong, live, and be happy. I try, I really do. I know there is a lot to be thankful for, but this loss will forever be difficult, for any of us who loved Kim.
For anyone reading this who has lost anyone very special, I hope that you can breathe, find peace, and feel more joy again.