Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Life Goes On

It amazes me how life goes on after a person dies. Days pass at just the same rate. One season blends into another. New relationships are formed. Children change as they grow. And yet everyone who knew that person is different because of the ripple effect of what they said or did.

I used to think how sad it was that someday, no one will know me. The stories my children may tell will fade and what my grandchildren share will be a mere shadow of that, until nothing of me remains, not even a memory. Why does this bother me?

Maybe my name won't ring a bell three generations from now. But maybe, just maybe, I was there for someone and offered some advice, and that person became better for it and made a life choice that gave opportunity to another individual who went on to write a book, that saved a marriage, so a child was born who then became a pastor who saved a soul and on and on and on.


  1. Love this post Denise and that Is also why I love that song: Thank you. Love you have a very Merry Christmas. It is a brand new day.

  2. I'm sure you will be remembered many generations after you are gone. You're just that kind of person and loved by many.

  3. Just so you know Denise, you have made a huge difference in my life! I have become a better person and wife since I started reading your blog. I don't know you, but I knew Steve a long long time ago (junior high) and the love that you share is amazing. Sometime I read your blog to my husband...always with tears running from both our eyes. Thank you.

    1. I love what you wrote. Thank you so much. It is hearing things like this that build me up and keep me going.