Our trip to France was extraordinary! Many many pockets of joy, and like all extraordinary things after loss, moments of sorrow was close by.
I was surprised to learn when we arrived to Saint Remy that we were so close to Pont du Gard. Being a history buff, this ancient Roman Aqueduct was a must see for Brian when we traveled together to France in 2002, so much so, we have a picture he took framed in our living room.
When Kenny and I settled in on our first night in Provence, I read in a local travel magazine that Pont du Guad was twenty minutes away; my heart sank, I knew I had to take Kenny there.
I am committed to keeping Brian's legacy alive in Kenny's heart and soul.
I am committed to ensuring my son knows who his dad was and continues to learn from him.
Without a doubt I want my legacy to be, in the eyes of my son, that I played a part in him continuing to have his dad's influence throughout his life.
In capturing a glimpse of Brian's legacy, the stars were aligned. I had a girlfriend house sitting our home while we were gone, I called her and asked her to pull out our European album and text me a picture of Brian standing in front of the Aqueduct.
With a picture in hand, Kenny, my girlfriend, her three girls and I were on a mission to find the exact spot Brian stood 15 years ago.
We found it.
It was bittersweet.
Embracing Brian's legacy for my son has been a great catalyst to further consider mine.
By asking ourselves how we want to be remembered, what we stand for is a powerful way to live; It plants seeds for living our lives in a way that makes a difference.
We will all leave one, let's leave one that counts