“The roots of tragedy lie in the smallest acts.”
I awoke this morning to a message from a friend I’ve known since 5th grade. Sadly she lost her daughter yesterday to a senseless act. Her daughter not much older than my own children was a beautiful young woman. It is heartbreaking when our children have to go before us. Unfortunately I do know a few who have lost children and have managed to go on with their life but not to the fullest extent. Can we ever really get over losing a child? Until you have children of your own, I do not think you can fathom the impact it will have on you.
I cannot relate but can only be there for her as she goes through this awful tragedy.
I do think it is times like these that help us put our lives into perspective; it should anyway.
Are you living your life? Or are you just sitting around making lists and not doing anything to get where you want to go. Or are you riding on someone else’s coat tails until you get to a place where you can take off on your own? Have you spent time with your children; quality time that is. Have you told the important people in your life that you love them? Have you shown them what they mean to you? I believe one of the most important is forgiving those that have wronged you or hurt you. I know this is hard for some. But at the same time so very important. As I’ve said many times, we cannot move forward with our lives until we do.
I called my kids today and told them how much they mean to me. I am going to spend the day with them tomorrow. It is harder as they get older to spend time with them. They are busy starting their lives, so we as their parents need to make that extra effort to see them.
I am saddened by the message I received this morning. My prayers are with my friend as she has a long road ahead of her. I will be there for her to hold, comfort, or to just listen. As the tears start to flow, I know Jess is in a great place with the Lord above; life goes on.
So… get off the couch, start checking off that list, and live your life!
May you all have a blessed day
Keep hiking to the top,