Daily Archives: March 5, 2009

Quote I found/Snowman is gone

When I was looking online for quotes to use on the memorial sign for Alexander, I came across the one below:

Children who die young are some of our greatest teachers. We are allowed to die when we have taught what we came to teach and when we have learned what we came to learn.  ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.

Alexander was definitely one of my greatest teachers during his short time with us.  He taught me about complete, unconditional love.  About enjoying each moment in life.  I found myself smiling and laughing more because Alexander’s happiness was so infectious.  There is so much more I learned from him.

However, I can’t help but think I still had a lot to learn from him and I certainly had more that I wanted to teach him.

When I went to visit Alexander today, his snowman had melted.  I knew with the warmer weather this would be the case but it was just another reminder of how fleeting life is and we can never be sure how long something is going to last.