Sunday, February 24, 2013

God never promises you tomorrow...


A few weeks ago our family lost Deidra's brother Lamar Liddell; I don't know why this happened or what we are to learn from such a great loss.  The last time we spoke, he asked me to create a shadow box for his daughter Luciana.  He sent me picture after picture; yet I chose these three.  They just show how much he adored her.  So often we take people around us for granted, I let time get in the way of finishing this for him.  I let time get in the way of visiting him; I so regret not renting a car when I was in Rhode Island to see him.  I let time get in the way of me getting on a plane to hug him.  I let time get in the way of calling him more often.  I let time get in the way of meeting his wife and daughter. Yet, I know the last time we spoke I told him I loved him and I was so proud of him. My collages always have hidden meaning in them, some more obvious than others.  I enjoy creating these for my friends and family, yet this one, brought both sadness and joy to me; I was sad because I still cant believe he's gone and joy because I knew he adored his little girl and he lived his dream. I will not take life for granted or let time pass; I tell my daughter and my husband I love them more often; and I don't let the silly things in life get in the way of my time with them.  Someone told me, "God never promises you tomorrow."  I love you Lamar...

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