Love knows no bound, nor does it wait for the right moment. Love challenges and begs us to join the race...even when we are in last place and without running shoes.
Love does not care about our weaknesses. It extends its hand, shakes the dust off of us, kicks us in the behind and puts us in place. It does not give up.
Love does not count the wounds. It doesn't shout out fear. Love does not put a lid on itself. It does not rest safely in the bleachers. Instead it stands strong, unwaivering and bold. Shouting out...LIVE!
Love is made evident by the courage and grace that my friend Shelley shows in the face of death. Shelley is living proof that love can move mountains, she refuses to give way to ALS. She isn't meek. Instead she shows me that love is tough and that those who embrace love are heroes...in her I see the guts of beauty.
I will miss you Shelley, and trust I will see you again.
Photos: Shelley's flow blue collection.