My best friend lost her brother this week. Her parents lost their son. I lost my best friend’s brother. The morning of his funeral, his dad went out to feed the birds at their beautiful mountain home. The simplicity of feeding the birds and this image struck me. A million why’s…but at the end of the day he’s gone. The sadness and pain I felt cannot be put into words. I still feel it. It seems complicated, but the simplicity of it is glaring. Our relationship with Scott has changed, but he will never be gone. No one loves him less nor embraces his impact less. His message of the importance of loyalty and love of family will never leave us.
While sitting in the airport on the way home from his funeral/celebration, I thought to myself, “Scott, I wish it wasn’t real, but I feel stronger than ever about who you are and where you came from. Your mom, dad and sister could not be any prouder or love you any more today, than a year ago, or 10 years ago. They love…we love…you.”
So simply put – life will go on. We will celebrate him and all he stood for through our actions – our loyalty, authenticity, and kindness.
Love is simple. We don’t need all the answers to know love.