One breath can change everything
I have had the absolute privilege and honor to be there while 3 people took their final breath. I have also been lucky enough to be there when 4 people took their first breath. Each and every one of them affected me so deeply. It's so bizarre to me that someone that was your everything for so long, in one breath is just gone forever; everything changes and life will never be the same. In the same regard I think about when you take your first breath, and from that moment on, life will never be the same as well. I literately cannot remember how my life was or how I felt before either of my children were born.
In between that first breath and the last will be trillions of breaths. Some will be good and some will be bad. Life and death always makes me think about all the breaths in between and how I'm using them. There will be moments that take your breath totally away. Being here for Jolene and her family was one of those moments. Congratulations to the entire Watkin family. I am thrilled for you beyond words!