Forever is a promise that many times we cannot keep. We can’t keep it to ourselves, our loved ones, our employers or our friends.
But it is such a comfort. A reassurance that nothing needs change and for the most part it removes the anxiety about tomorrow.
Growing up I adored my parents. I saw them as the constant in my life and anticipated that they would be part of my life and my children’s lives for many decades. That certainly felt like forever. But then the unexpected happened and my dad died suddenly in his late 50’s. I felt the fragility of life and love.
I learned that forever is not necessarily a physical promise. It remains a hope and reassurance that tomorrow will go on. And I have learned to be content that this is enough.