We live our lives every day with what I call "The Givens".
"The givens" are...The sun will come up in the morning. There will be air to breathe. Spring will come and there will be flowers. Summer will slide into our lives and bring heat. Fall will ease upon our sight and bring beautiful colors and falling leaves. Winter will blow it's icy breath and there will be cold temperatures, snow and freezing rain.
There are also "Givens" with the people that we know and love.
Kissing your husband or wife good bye in the morning and feeling the "Given" that you will see them again at the end of the day.
The quick wave goodbye to your children as they go off to school.
The "Given" is that they will walk through the door later in the day and shout, I'm home!
The "Given" when you see your Teenager drive away in the car, assuming that they will drive back home later in the day.
The Given's in our lives tell us that we will always have.....
Peggy and I had many givens during our lives as sisters and I never thought about not having her in my life every day.
The thought that we would always there for one another was a "given" in my life.
I never thought about the flip side of Given......Until Alzheimer's entered Peggy's brain and took her away.
I never flipped the coin of "Given" over to see the face of "Taken" on the other side.
I never flipped the coin over until I started....
Watching Peggy disappear.
I Love You Today, Peggy!