My family and I are back in Portland and I wanted to say a huge “thank you” to everyone that sent me comments or notes about Glenn. It has been an incredibly hard couple of weeks and the only thing more painful than saying good-bye to my step-dad was saying good-bye to my mom and heading back home. Living 1200 miles away from her has never sucked more than it does right now.
Over the last two weeks I’ve learned a couple of things:
First, to all my friends who have lost a parent or spouse, I am so very sorry. The depth of that hurt is like no other and I had no idea. Numerous people reached out to us in tremendous ways for which I am truly thankful. I now know a bit more how to love on others during such a loss and will be paying forward the generosity we received.
Secondly, if you need or want to do something, make an active point to get it done. If you need to make an appointment, do it. Want to lose 10 lbs., get on it. Be confident in where you are spending eternity, reconcile that relationship that is broken, take care of that project that’s long overdue… whatever it is (and you KNOW what it is) make it happen. Procrastination is a thief. There will come a point for each and every one of us where all those opportunities will be gone. It will be too late. Sorry to be such a downer, but if it’s important, get to it. Love fearlessly and let the rest go.
As things get back to a new normal, I’m looking forward to writing and sharing life stories with you again. Thank you for walking this part of the road with me and letting me share my heart here. It means everything to me.
The most fitting way to wrap-up this post and the last few weeks is to tell you that tonight, Tyson and I are getting to see Jim Breuer perform at a local comedy club. Most people know him from SNL, but we have loved him since he riffed AC/DC performing The Hokey Pokey. It’s genius! If you have not read his book “I’m Not High”, do yourself a HUGE favor and get a copy TODAY. He is an amazing storyteller and his book is funny, genuine and full of heart. His documentary “More Than Me” about taking his 84 year old Dad on his comedy tour hit iTunes this week and I can’t wait to see it. The dude knows how to honor his Dad.
If you’re a Breuer fan, we should definitely talk. Shoot me a note in the comments below.