I do know how thankful I am that Shyla is in my life. She's helped me to look to the future with happy anticipation. I still feel the big hole in my life left by K's death but this little girl has helped me to live in the present and treasure each day again.
She and her brother have become close friends. They frequently lounge on the bed that you gave to K when she was sick - and I imagine K looking down on them with approval.
Shyla embraces all the time that we spend in the forest. She watches the sun set with us almost every day.
Do you see the bird flying through the orange clouds? Imagine his view of the sunset.
Almost dusk... time to walk home.
I learned yesterday that one of my mentors from when I was just starting out my adult life passed away. Now, almost all of my early mentors are gone from this Earth, making me feel sad. They helped me to become who I am today. But, the news was also another reminder to seize each day because our time here is finite.