Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Life that Inspired Mine ...

Photo: On the left - Travis Lichfield (my big brother)
He inspired me from 1973 (year I was born) until he died in 1988

There are people in our lives we never forget.
We never want to ...
And that's a good thing!

Special thanks to Elaine Williams for featuring a letter I wrote to Travis as part of her blog Tour: Virtual Blog Tour of Sites Related to Loss, Grief and Bereavement ... Writing this letter was so therapeutic for me. Yup the tears fell freely!

My hope is that if you have ever lost someone you love - you'll stop for a moment and remember him or her and the tracks they left on your heart (feel free to write them a letter) - it feels so good!

And (maybe just maybe) this letter will cause you to stop and thank the Lord above for another day to live, love, laugh and LEARN!!

My letter to Travis - http://www.littlemomentsthatmatter.com/travis.html

PS: I love you.

10 comments:

Gina said...

Wendy, I remember that summer . . . and I could never forget Travis' face, and I also remember that yellow van! :) Your letter brought tears to my eyes. Losing that special someone is always hard to deal with, but knowing that they're in your heart and always close by makes it that much easier to get through the days, the years . . . I think your brother left a great impact on all the people that knew him.

O. Joy said...

So powerful, heartfelt & beautiful....... I'm sitting here with tears streaming down my face. But how wonderful to have a brother like him & memories.

I have the key to the front door of the house that I grew up in. It's on my Mom's keychain that I kept after she passed.

I love how you wrote the letter... I stop at my mom's grave & talk to her like you talked to Travis in your letter.

Your love just shone in that wonderful letter...

xoxoxoxo

Wendy Christensen {Moments Like This} said...

Gina & O. Joy - Thanks :)
Amazing how one life can leave such an impression/impact ...

Barbaloot said...

That's such a neat idea. I definitely want to do something like that. Thanks.

idahomayos said...

Wendy. Love this post and your sweet letter to your brother. You are right each new day is a blessing! My son, Chase who is 11, just lost a team mate on his Basketball team, that experience has served as such a reminder to me that each moment does matter as we never know when we will be called onto the next life. Thanks for a touching reminder!! Love your blog!

Sara said...

Thanks for sharing something so close to your heart, I appreciate your willingness to open up to all of us. Thanks

sara said...

Sorry for your loss. I too love this idea. What a touching letter.

Rebecca Hickman said...

A wave of peace came over me when I read your post. Thank you.

Renee' Morris-Dezember said...

I also will never forget that summer...your letter was so touching and heart felt...it made me cry and cry...You brother will never be forgotten.

Wendy Christensen {Moments Like This} said...

Thanks to everyone for reading this post and celebrating the life of someone very dear to me! Your comments were touching and wonderful ... :)