The road less traveled….

olivia graceToday my 16-year-old niece changed her cover photo in Facebook….

It went from being a fun picture of Len to displaying a message written by Len to Olivia…

Olivia is learning that life is not easy and at 16, it is a harsh lesson to learn. I found this on her twitter page: living for both my fathers up in heaven and I am reminded of what a beautiful girl she is:

Always take your own road

This is one of the messages that Len has often communicated to his children regularly….

He reminded them in words and his own actions that not everyone will always like you or communicate appreciation of you….

And so, it is important to take your own road….

And often the road you choose may likely be the road less traveled….

And so Olivia, Noah, Sonta and Jean Marc are familiar with Robert Frost’s poem below. They understand that Len had a vision for them to grow up being true to God and God’s unique creation of each of them….

Len was driving home just seven short weeks ago to celebrate Christmas….

He had no warning that life would end for him that night….

We had no warning that our time with him on this earth was over…

And so the legacy he left is taken from what he believed and how he lived….

Today this brings a smile, a tear, some hope and a vision….

Len’s invitation remains and I know my brother well enough to know he would be delighted if his words could offer hope to anyone willing to listen.

Take your own road (insert your own name)________and be curious about all you find along the way…..

We miss you Len and carry your spirit with us in our hearts every day!

Robert Frost (1874–1963). Mountain Interval. 1920.

1. The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth; 5

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same, 10

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back. 15

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. 20


Author: trishborgdorff

I am on a life long journey to live with integrity, honesty, kindness and full of grace.

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