Tell those that you love, that you love them every single day. Hug them, squeeze them until they feel like their ribs are going to crack, and show your love for them. It makes them and you feel better.
Today, I am sad. Sad for a dear friend and her family. Sad for the death of a baby who had barely had a chance to start living. Sad that I am thousands of miles away and can only offer words for comfort.
Life is not easy. None of us can pretend that it is. There are obstacles and fears and so many other things that make it hard for us some days to get through it all. Today I cannot even fathom what my friend and her daughter and their family are going through. The overwhelming grief and sadness that they are going through today.
So today, I ask all of you to say a little prayer. To take the time to reach out to someone who may be grieving or even just having a rough day for whatever reason and show them that you are there for them. Even if it’s just a phone call to say hello and that I care about you.
The world has another angel today – a little girl who will look down on her family and know that she was loved by them and that her love for them will always be with them. My heart is broken for them today.
My daughter had my grandson a week ago, and I have been so lucky to be close enough to spend the day with them right now whenever I want. Today was one of those days, and he was very alert when I first got there, and he cooed and cuddled with me – my heart was bursting with love. He’s melted away the walls I had up around my heart – he’s perfect. This grandma is over the moon in love with her little man. Love those around with you with every bit of your heart – they grow up too fast. Cuddle them when you can.