Aimee Ziegler, my first wife and mother of my children, took her life one year ago today.
These are facts. They are not the only facts which measure her life. One could count the years she coached basketball and soccer. One could number the students which graduated local high schools who benefited from the WRAP program Aimee helped found. One could account the millions of dollars WRAP brought into our community and schools. One could even count the runs she scored in local kickball games.
Each time I'm reminded life must come to an end--each time a loved one
dies or an anniversary of a death arrives on the calendar--think of more
than endings. I think of now and how precious it is. Lives shouldn't be measured with numbers. Lives shouldn't be measured at all. Lives are for living and loving and staggering blind through a land which is at times strange and scary but all the while littered with love and miracles.
Hug somebody today. Love hard today. Remember with grace and move forward with courage.