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Being A Donor Is Not Just About Giving Others Life, But Keeping Your Family Alive …
February 15, 2023, 8:15 am
Filed under: A Bit Of Inspiration, Attitude & Aptitude, Dad, Death, Family, Love, Mum, Mum & Dad

I was going to say the reason for this post is because I’m still in a sentimental mood from yesterday’s Valentine’s day post.

Then I thought, ‘who am I trying to kid?’.

Because as much as I appreciate I can be a prick, I know I am also a massive sentimentalist.

Which is why this article affected me so deeply.

I can’t imagine what that must have felt like, but I do know what the impact would have been.

When I got married, I made sure I had a picture of my Dad on the table with us.

It was this one.

I wanted him there, even though he wasn’t really there.

And while it may sound weird, it made the whole occasion feel more complete … more perfect.

Which is why I get why the bride in this story would want the man who had received her father’s heart, at her wedding.

And I love that he came.

That he knew what it meant for her and for him.

That literally nothing would stop him from attending.

Because despite being invisible, he could see the thread that connects them.

He appreciated this was a chance to say hello, thank you and goodbye all at the same time.

A way to tell each other the person who is so important to both of them lives on, even though he’s gone.

I wrote about a similar situation a few years back … except this one was a chance encounter.

It still gives me goosebumps.

Still overwhelms me with emotion.

And while the price they both paid for that encounter was one of unimaginable pain, I also know how much I’d give to have that one additional moment with my Mum and Dad … which is why I’m so glad the bride and Mrs Carter got to have that with their respective loved ones.

Because while memories never leave us, moments stop us getting too lost in them.

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