Monday, November 30, 2009

Twenty Three

Twenty three years is not long enough for a young man to live.
He didn’t get married, have children, settle into his career,
buy a home or grow old with his wife.
Twenty three years is not long enough to walk this earth
but I’m so thankful we had those twenty three.

Judy Roney
November 29, 2009


Victoria said...

Strong sad true. Ruth and I were talking about this yesterday, watching Liam laugh - how it would be if he died an early death and we hoped and thought we'd feel as you do - more thankful for what we'd had than sad over what we lost. All the same, your list of all your son didn't get to do has me in tears.

Helena Harper said...

My father died when I was 23. He had had, of course, a full life, unlike your son, but I always try to be grateful for those wonderful 23 years, knowing that other children have lost their father or mother at a much earlier age than I did.