Monday, November 26, 2007
no. 021 [my little nephew...]
"Little Wonders" by Rob Thomas
Life is an amazing thing. There are so many possibilities, so many outcomes, so much to do in such little time. Now more than ever I've been able to realize how important and precious life can truly be. It's still incredible to think about how fast our lives are going by. It feels like time is just flying by. Things are changing so fast that sometimes it's hard to keep up. However, there is always that little glimpse of light that one sees very rarely, that assures you that everything will be okay.I was able to hold my newborn nephew, Omar, for the very first time a few weeks ago. It may sound corny, but it was truly truly amazing. I think about everything that i have left to do, and how Omar's journey has just begun. It's so mind-boggling to think about or even try to comprehend the idea of a brand new person, just being brought into this world. Looking at him I couldn't help but realize that Allie was right in what she said at Josh's house that one night, "every life is precious."
I like to think that everything happens for a reason. Even though we may not know the reason at the moment, I still have a feeling that everything will make sense to us someday.
For me personally it's very refreshing. Within the past three months I've experienced the end of one life, and the beginning of another, but the beginning of two brand new journeys.
It is truly the little things in life that make it all worthwhile, because those little things will end up being a huge part of our lives, forever.
It's the idea of a fresh start, a new beginning; it's not necessarily the end of something great, but the beginning of something greater. Whether it's going away, starting your new life, or becoming a parent, these new journeys will all lead into greater things. If we can hang onto the memories, the love, and the little things that got us to where we are today, then everything will be for the best. We just need to keep them in our hearts, alive, forever.