Remembering the Ones We’ve Lost

It seems weird posting this on Easter, but I feel like I have to.

The holidays, though joyous occasions, are hard for some people.  Like it or not, it’s likely that most of us, if not all, have lost a loved one around the holidays.  With a holiday like Easter, which has no set date, the holiday can also occur the same date we lost a loved one .  Today is such a holiday for my family.

We lost a real close personal friend three years ago today, Darcy.  Actually, he was real close to our family because the man nearly became my step-dad when I was a child.  Even after, he was like a second father to me, or just a really goofy uncle (despite the fact I have a lot of those…).

His death was very unexpected to us.  I can still remember my uncle calling me that night and telling me he was gone.  That shock was just unreal and I almost didn’t know what to do.  I don’t think I actually believed it until my friend, Darcy’s nephew, showed up at our door because he had to get away from his house with everything going on.

That threw me for a loop the next day, because I was in the middle of filming a music video for a school project that was loosely based off the subject of losing a loved one.  I wasn’t sure whether or not to continue the project.  My mom helped me with that dilemma – she told me to do it in honor of Darcy.

So I did.  Not only for Darcy, but for everyone we’ve ever lost in our lives.  I can’ speak for my entire family because they’ve lost more people than I have, but for the few I know of I made sure to give a special place in the video (as well as my best friend’s).

This video isn’t just for those that my best friend and I have lost, it’s for everyone.  Everyone has lost someone in their life, and this is a way to honor/remember them.

Speaking as a film critic, I know it’s not the best video… if I were to do it again there’d be some changes, but overall the video would stay the same.  Just a few shots would be changed, and at this point in time a few more names would have to be added… unfortunately.

Anyway, I don’t mean to bring down anyone’s day, but I think it’s also important to just remember those who can’t spend the holidays with us anymore.

In any case, Happy Easter everyone and I hope you’re all home with your families enjoying the day and that you’re actually reading this on Monday! ;)

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3 thoughts on “Remembering the Ones We’ve Lost

  1. simpledimple says:

    Hi Tabby,

    Well, I read this rather sad piece today and it’s a great post to share. We all have lost someone dear and close to us at some point in our lives. I lost my Dad some years ago and I can attest to the devastating pain and grief of loosing a loved one. Until it happens, one will never understand the overwhelming pangs of death. In any case, learning to move on is the only hard way. May the Resurrection Power lift us from weakness to strength and from despair to happiness. Thank you for sharing. Best wishes of Easter Sunday to you and yours. :)

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