Change is always scary. Whether we believe we are ready for it or not, it always manages to catch us off guard.
Earlier this week, my family and I lost my grandmother (yep, that’s her in the picture above). Although her passing was not sudden or unexpected, it was still difficult to handle. For years, this incredible woman raised, nurtured, and loved each of us with all of her heart. She reminded us of her love every day. And what she left all of us with was this timeless, unconditional love.
Recently, I have been struggling to find positivity in my days. It’s become harder for me to find a balance between all of the different aspects of my life. However, at my grandmother’s service, I realized how little these so-called problems mattered. Suddenly I didn’t care about what strangers think about me, or about the insincere people that I insist on keeping in my life. Time goes by so quickly. To take your loved ones and the memories you’ve made with them for granted, for any reason, would surely be my biggest regret. What I care about the most is my family and their happiness. And I believe that what really matters surfaces when true love reveals itself, even if it is brought to light during dark times.
Even though we are grieving, I am so grateful to have the foundation of family that I do. My grandmother may be gone physically, but she continues to brighten our lives with the simple gift of each other’s company. On the day of her service, we cried together. But somehow we still managed to make each other laugh afterwards. And by the end of that day, it was so apparent that her light still lives on with us and through us. I could not be more proud of that. I can only hope she knew how much my family and I appreciate her invaluable legacy; the best love we could have ever asked for.
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Interview with Tim Atlas (by ArtisticlyAnne Productions & Brian Dublin)
Tim sat down with us in his cozy little apartment in San Jose, CA to talk about his new EP, and his time with April Chase.
Tim’s new EP “Lost in the Waiting” is available on iTunes! Buy it now!
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