Finding Strength by Shevawn Michelle
Coming October 15th, 2015
“Anna, don’t do that. It’s okay to smile,” he says.
“How can you say that, Jacob? Do you know how hard it is to go on as if she never existed? Smiling hurts, knowing she will never smile again. Why should I be allowed to when she can’t?” I ask, the tears now threatening to spill over. Jacob reaches across the table, taking my hand in his. The warmth from his grasp is working its way up my hand, as if searching for a way to my heart.
“You don’t go on as if she never existed, Anna, because she did, she still does. She can still smile, I believe that, but she can’t do that if you won’t live your life to the fullest. What you are doing right now, it’s not good for you. It’s not good for her. You are never going to forget her. She lives on in you, but the only way for that to happen, is for you to actually live. If you give up, then Lindsey’s memory will fade away. Don’t let her memory die, too.” I can no longer hold the tears at bay and they spill over onto my cheeks.
“Live for her, Anna. Live for you.” His gaze turns pleading, his eyes burning into mine, searching my soul. “Live for me.”
Looking into his baby blue eyes, I know that he has just picked up the first piece of my shattered heart and put it back into place.
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Shevawn Michelle lives in small town in Central Georgia with her husband, 3 furbabies, turtle, and hermit crab. When she isn't writing, she is blogging or reading. Her hobbies include reading, fishing, and watching sports such as football and baseball. You can connect with her here.