I know this should remind me to not take anything for granted. To make every moment count. Who knows when what you've just said is that thing you'll get to say. I understand the sentiment. My biggest fear is that something will happen to my husband or children. I do not know how somebody does life without their person, their people. I don't want to find out. It is so important to cherish our time together.
I understand the sentiment yet I also know that life is life. I scolded my kids tonight because I've been having to repeat myself a lot lately. Mostly when it comes to dishes left in the living room. They are so on my last nerve with that. What if that had been the last thing I said to them? My raising my voice at them over a glass. I did apologize for yelling. And yet, those things happen. And that's part of living with other people. And we apologize when we need to and we love each other in very messy ways. And sometimes people wake up and they go about their day and then the whole world crashes and changes and falls down on them. And hopefully when they think about the conversations they remember the great ones. The funny jokes and stories. The silly sayings and traditions and the way Dad always left the light on in the hall at night. I pray that this family can wrap themselves up in the good and forget the things that don't help.
I hear news stories every day but this one grabbed me today. It was happening while I was making supper, and texting a friend, and reading the paper, and playing Candy Crush on my computer. And it makes me want to hug my people and try to make the daily living and loving a little less messy.