Happy Valentine’s Day! It may be a made-up holiday, but Valentine’s Day is a good reminder that showing love is important. There have been three deaths just recently that have made me intensely aware of the fleeting nature of our lives. One spirited, dearly beloved mother passing of cancer in her early 50s. A high school friend, mother of an 8-year-old boy, dying suddenly at the age of 34. A 24-year-old mother, dead in a tragic car accident, leaving her young daughter in intensive care. It doesn’t make any sense. Lives cut short. Changed for ever. In an instant.
I bet their loved ones wish they could tell them they loved them just one more time….
So, today I take stock of all that is precious to me. Don’t wait for one day of the year to tell your loved ones what they mean to you. You never know when it will be the last time.
Make a list. Make a phone call. Send an email. Write on a wall. Tell the people in your life why you love them today. Many can’t, but you can. Tell them today and tomorrow and the next day. Your words of love may be the greatest gift you can give. Just a few of the many reasons I love Him…
- He warms up my side of the bed for me. Every night. Without fail.
- The way he teared up for weeks after Audrey was born…just talking about her.
- He never complains about “silly time” with the girls. Even after a long day.
- He chose me.
- I still get butterflies when I hear him coming in the door.