31 years

It was a lifetime and it was yesterday. 

Through college and law school and marriage and divorce. Through finding love and losing love and finding it again. Through babies and teens. Through toddlers and high school. A lifetime seems to have passed since I heard your voice. 

And yet, I’m still a daughter. Still a sister and a friend. Still a girl in some ways. Still hopeful. Still waiting. Still sad. 

So much wiser. So much more seasoned. So much life has been lived. So much more to go. So much time has passed but never without her - in my thoughts and in my heart. In my actions and in my words. 

31 years have passed. I can’t believe it's been so long. 

Lesson learned.