Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Today marks a hard day for me to remember--my grandfather's passing. I am quite amazed that it has already been a year. How can time pass so quickly? It reminds me, once again, that our lives are just a breath. You can read my post about when I externally processed his death on my blog here.

If I could, I would love to sit down with my Paw Paw, have a cup of something warm, and I would just inundate him with questions about his life. That's one of the things I wish I would have done more with him. It makes me sad that I don't know more about his life, the adventures he had, his favorite memory of his parents or childhood, or even the pranks he pulled on his siblings (I'm sure it happened--he came from a large family). Anyways, I can't get those days back, and I don't feel terrible for not doing this when he was alive, but I do wish I could do it. It would be fun!

That is why today, I'm posting this nice-looking cup of coffee that my husband drank in Istanbul, Turkey. It reminds me to slow down, take advantage of the time I have with people and enjoy life. We really are here today and gone tomorrow. Don't forget it!

Love you Paw Paw! Miss you a ton! 

-Ashley