I always tell my children that I love them. I know it’s a shock, but, I’m a big believer in hugs and give them hugs too.
I grew up in a family where you didn’t really hear it said, and most of the time weren’t sure you were loved. There were and still are strings attached to my extended family’s love. I try very hard to never ever put strings attached to my love. I don’t have to love the things they do (when they are wrong) but I will always love THEM.
Life is short. For some it’s too short. This past Tuesday, our small town lost 5 young people in a car accident. Two families and a community grieving. They were all on their way to school, went off the road (it was slick and snowing) into a pond that is 20 feet deep. The two girls were the same age as my oldest daughter. She was friends with them both, played basketball with one of them. The other 3 were the girl’s brothers. In one brief moment, a family lost 3 children, another lost 2.
I wasn’t going to post about this, but, then there was the tornado that hit Alabama, and more families have lost their precious children.
They are precious, there’s nothing on this earth more valuable or beautiful than a child.
I believe in life after death, and I know that these families will be reunited, but, I also know that those who are left behind for what ever period of time, are feeling pain, and loss.
Please have prayer for them all. (I know most of you already are)
Tell your children, and other people in your life that you love them. Never let it be assumed. I love you guys! BIG HUGS, Steph