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“The Best Is Yet To Come”

“The best is yet to come.” How can it be that the best is yet to come when the best part of my life was being married to my soulmate for 36 years?  Even though this philosophy of positivity is what I’d been saying for years hearing it from others ticked me off.  I was not in the place where I wanted to hear it. Pain changes our perspective and plummets us to a place that we don’t want to be.  We can’t avoid it and we have to live through it. We don’t have to like it but in these last 2+ years I’ve leaned that if I let it wash over me, feel what I need to feel, it eventually loses it’s power. Still believing there is a life better than I had when Jack was alive seems disrespectful and honestly unfathomable.  Yet as time moves on I’m not in the place of pure depression that I first was.  I can laugh now and not feel guilty for enjoying myself.  As I contemplate that the “best is yet to come” I’m seeing that differently too. The best of my life when Jack was alive was the spending my life with him.  The best of my life without Jack though has yet to come. I didn’t have a choice in his death. That was…