autumn days

Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Last Sunset

For the last year or so, since his aunt died of lung cancer, my partner has been talking with our family about sunsets.  "Not everyone gets to see the sun set over the ocean.  Some people never get to see an ocean in their whole lives.  This could be someone's last sunset.  We never know if this will be our last sunset at the beach."  Since our oldest daughter was a year old, we've taken a few trips each year to the Oregon Coast.  What a gift to take in so many sunsets as a family.  Now that the love of my life has died of cancer, our sunsets at the beach are forever changed.  One day I hope to take in a sunset overlooking the ocean with a grandchild.  Life changes and shifts.  I am so thankful for these people in my life, for the gift of loving and connecting so very deeply.  I am thankful for looking forward to the next sandy sunset I get to share with our children.

My partner and our three children taking in a very special sunset together

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