When I try to describe death the only word that comes to mind is final.

My little hometown of Troy, Missouri lost a great man today. For those that do not know, our high school psychology teacher has been battling pancreatic cancer for the past year. A month or so ago, a high school class started a hashtag trend of #TheMixMovement. Hundreds of dollars have been raised by the community and neighboring communities in the county. The hashtag was even spread worldwide. This teacher was not just a teacher, but a mentor, friend, husband, father, hero and most recognized an inspiration. He inspired students to go above and beyond what they are capable of. Of course, he was a phenomenal teacher as well. Every student looked forward to going to his class to see what vidya (video) he was going to play that day. But today, we lost that kind man. 

Yes, his memory will forever live on in the hearts of his students, family, friends, co-workers, ect. But he will no longer be with us on this earth. That is a concept that is so hard to wrap my head around. Death is so final. Lives end and we will never see those people again.

I lost 3 grandparents within 6 months around this time during my junior year of high school. That was a mere 2 years ago and to this day I still expect them to come walking through the door any minute. It breaks my heart to know that they just aren’t here anymore. I have such realistic dreams of them coming back to see me, but I know it won’t be that way when I wake up. They are gone. 

And it’s not goodbye. I don’t think I could say goodbye. It’s only until next time. I know I will see them again somewhere. Until then, I know they are watching over me. Their bodies may be gone, but their spirits are still with us. Death may be very final, but it also gives Heaven a chance to be gifted with more angels. I know I have my guardian angels up there watching over me and now I know Mr. Mix is as well. 


19 Signs Your Mom Is Your Best Friend


Thought Catalog

1. You call her every day or multiple times a day just to tell her about little things going on in your life and to find out what’s going in hers. If you go a day or two without talking you feel like something is missing.

2. She’s the person you turn to that can instantly make you feel better when you’ve had a bad day.

3. You admire her for her kindness, generosity, patience, and ability to love unconditionally and easily consider her one of your personal heroes.

4. You can talk to her about literally anything. No story is too personal or cringeworthy for her to listen to and sometimes you feel like you can confide in her better than your other friends.

5. Your mom is pretty much the perfect partner to do anything with. Some activities are just always better to do…

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True Love

I love him. There is no doubt in my mind. Since the moment I laid eyes on him I have been mesmerized by his perfection. Everything about him just seems to fit so well with my personality.

There are many sides to him. Exposed to most, is his fun and playful side. Sometimes people can mistake this as being mean, but it’s all about perception. I find it enjoyable. Although sometimes he does get a little bit mad if I cross him at a bad time or if I annoy him.

There is also his complete opposite side. The look he gets in his eyes when he sees me seems to send sparks flying. My favorite is when he comes up out of nowhere just to be close and cuddle. He does like to play with my hair, which I do not mind. Being with him when he is like this is one of my favorite times. When he looks at me I can just feel my heart melt. I know that through all of the mad and crazy times we share, he really does love me back.

I know he will always be here for me. There is such a special bond we share that can not be broken. I can just picture him running up to me now just to come up and say, “meow”. I love my cat, Oscar!