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Don’t Cry Because It’s Over

One of the best quotes ever is credited to Dr. Seuss.  There was wisdom in all he wrote, but this is my favorite.

“Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.”

Most of the time, when I think of that quote, I think of the end to a vacation, or the last page of a good book.  But it really applies to many things.  For example, life.

The end of life is sad, no matter when it comes, but when it comes too soon, it can be devastating.  And that’s where Dr. Seuss comes in.

“Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.”

When you look at Jual’s brilliant smile, you can’t help but smile back.  It beams, across her whole face, and it’s contagious.  She guaranteed that when you saw that smile, at least that moment of your day was a good one, no matter what else was going on.

When you look at the gorgeous children Jual brought into this world, you can’t help but rejoice!  Her three little birds, amazing and precious creations, who will be here to cherish her memory, carry her smile, and continue the warmth and laughter in the home that Jual created.

When you see the dedicated friends and devoted family Jual has, you can’t help but know that she was herself a dedicated friend, a devoted wife, mother, and daughter.  She gave as much as she received in the way of love and friendship, and she touched every heart that she encountered.

When you see how much money she raised in the five years since her diagnosis with breast cancer, you can’t help but be proud of her for raising money and awareness of this disease, not just for her, but for all the other women who face the battle she fought.  She wanted to  pave the way for those that came after her, to give them hope, encouragement, and push evercloser to a cure so that someday, no one would have to go through this.

“Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.”

Don’t cry because Jual has passed on to the rest and reward she so richly deserved.  Smile because of the gift she was, the love she brought, and the lives she touched.

Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because she happened.

“I don’t know how long I will be here on this earth. But I do know that each day is a gift from God and while I’m here I’m going to enjoy every minute of it!” – Jual Vorce Harman June 2010

4 Replies to “Don’t Cry Because It’s Over”

  1. Anna,

    What a thoughtful, respectful and lovely post. The tears were coming but then the smile overtook. If not for those little children that the lump forms in my throat, I take comfort in knowing that they will still be well taken care of and loved by their father and even looked over and guarded by Jual.

    May God keep Jual in his light always and bless her family with strength, peace, good health and love.

    Love you Anna,

    Jackie xo

  2. We will always remember and love you Jual. One year ago this month we said goodbye to you but only your physical, your memory lives on in all that you touched.

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