Yesterday began as one of our typical Saturdays: breakfast, basketball, early lunch and errands. But later yesterday afternoon, we attended a memorial service for a family member and friend who passed away unexpectedly.
It shouldn't have to take something so tragic to remind us to appreciate our loved ones and tell them we love them, but unfortunately, it does. The moment I heard of this passing, I wanted to hold my little guys as tight as I could. Every single day, we should tell our children how much we love them, and spend every moment with them that time will allow. Through the passing of family and friends, I have learned to cherish every moment I have to spend with my children and all of my loved ones while we're still together on this side.
Stop taking this life for granted because tomorrow is not promised.
We get so busy with life and so caught up in the day-to-day, we forget to say I love you. I'm not going to share a long, drawn out blog post with you today, but rather remind everyone that we are not guaranteed a certain amount of tomorrows in this lifetime. Stop taking this life for granted because tomorrow is not promised.
At the memorial service yesterday, the pastor had a heartfelt message to family and friends: "We are not attending this memorial service to mourn such a great loss, instead, we we are here to celebrate a fulfilled as meaningful life, and the celebration does not end here." I don't know If I will truly be ready for my time on this earth to come to an end, but when it does, I want to have no regrets and have a smile on my face knowing that I lived my life the best way I could.
Before you go to bed, hug your kids a little tighter tonight. Our children have the right to feel loved, and one day, when our times comes, they will know just how much they meant to us. I know it sounds depressing, but death is a part of life. We can't live forever, but we can make the most of the time we have.