Life is too short…

Yesterday was an emotional day. We went to a memorial for a woman who passed away suddenly at the age of 49.  We did not know her.  We only met her a couple of times but we went to her memorial to support our good friends who knew and loved her very much.

I am the same age as the woman who passed and I am also a mother. She left behind two children who are only 14 and 16. The path those young people will now have to maneuver without the one person who loves them the most is going to be long and difficult. Thankfully, the kids have a very supportive family and network of friends who will look after them and help them through the grieving process. But, my soul still aches for those young tenderhearted children. Losing their Mom at a young age is difficult and they will have to rely on memories of her to sustain and carry them through this life.

I pray that my children never have to go through this.

This loss is a stark reminder that Life is too short and you never now when your time will come. It is that gentle tap on my shoulder reminding me to live my life to the fullest, love my dear ones every day, be kind and not take anything or anyone for granted. Easier said than done….right?

I fall victim to the everyday routine which feels like a rat race sometimes.  I am often just trying to get through the day. I have to get the kids off to school, get the laundry finished and put away, go to work, finish projects before deadlines, pay the bills, help with homework, get dinner made, go grocery shopping, sports, scouts, music lessons…! And I’m fortunate, I have a wonderful husband who carries his share of the everyday tasks. But it is still overwhelming and chaotic. I often feel like I am not present and that I am just passing through this wondrous life.

I don’t have an answer or a solution…yet 🙂

But I do know how important it is for me to stop and take a few deep breaths, slow down and hug my dear ones, learn to say no and be truly grateful for the blessings right in front of me.  I hear my Grandmother’s voice whisper in my ear…

Psst…Debbie…Life is too short…Think BIG and Be happy!

Breathe Debbie! Breathe in the beauty of life! Breathe in the joy of your dear ones! Life is too short to be indifferent! Breathe in happiness!

Until next time…

 

 

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