The years have flown by. This week was the anniversary of my son’s crossing Over the Rainbow Bridge. It was surprisingly painful. It has been many years since he crossed over and yet sometimes it feels like yesterday. There is a new song by Paula Fuga and Jack Johnson that they wrote about the death of their fathers. The sentiment is the same no matter who died. It has amazing slack key guitar played by Ben Harper. Listening to it brought me to my knees–I guess I needed to cry. Check it out on Youtube.com. While you are at it watch “Cory’s Story Over the Rainbow Bridge.” You can see Cory telling what his visits to Heaven were like. It is a great tribute to my son and his amazing life’s purpose.
If anyone reading this post would like a copy of my book about Cory’s journeys “Over the Rainbow Bridge” message me and I will send you a copy as a gift. Everyone who has read it thinks it should be a movie. So, if you know anyone in the biz please be sure to share it after you are done.
If you are mourning the death of a loved one, please know that it is okay to cry — even 36 years later. You never get over loved ones being gone. You just learn to live without their physical presence. The pain and sadness can still sneak up on you. It’s normal.
In case you didn’t know or remember, one year ago my daughter Ke’ili was diagnosed with the exact same leukemia that took Cory. Unbelievably, her diagnosis came on the anniversary of his death. She made it through this first year of treatment. It has been a rough year but she is a warrior. So, I was sad about Cory’s death anniversary but happy that Ke’ili hosted a celebratory party to thank her close friends for supporting her. She still has a year and a half of maintenance chemotherapy. Prayers that she gets through it without permanent damage to her body would be appreciated.
Mahalo to Ray Henessy for the lovely photo via Unsplash!