The Day The Fire Has Burned Out
The news we received wasn't tragic…wasn't the worst news we've ever had…still…hearing our fireplace couldn't be used anymore left us feeling sad.
For over 30 years whenever the weather turned cold we had a fire burning there…the sad news wasn't just that she was broken…but she'll cost too much too repair.
For over 30 years, when we needed her, she was ready with her glow…she watched our family come together…she watched our children and grandchildren grow.
When we think of all the holidays in front of her fires…all those ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY'S' we would shout…it makes us sad, after all these years, to know her fire has burned out.
Again, we know this is not a tragedy…it's just the closing of one door…and when we look back on the life we've lived…we have so much to be thankful for.
So we decided, once the news sunk in, not to think of our fireplace as gone…but, like us…she's just retired…and to remember how lucky we have been to have all the memories of her fires.
Now, all we need do is sit back, close our eyes, and we remember…those times we turned the AC down in July…or those cold days in December.
For isn't that the wonder of memories…perhaps that's what memories are all about…as they will last forever…long after the fire has burned out.