I am not posting from present not perfect, but this post could easily be part of the reflection from the book.
I like so many people were shocked and saddened by the death of Kobe Bryant and his 13 year old daughter. But, they were not the only victims and/or the only family shattered in this horrible crash. There were 2 other teenage girls as well as 5 other adults who lost their lives.
It is times like this that people realize that time is precious. Life is unpredictable and unforgiving at times.
I grew up hearing over and over… never go to bed angry and never leave without saying I love you.
The last words you speak to your loved ones should always be I love you. We need to put the anger and frustrations aside and find peace and kindness.
Every night Richard and I still go up and say good night to the boys. Good night, see you in the morning, I love you.
Every morning I walk each of my guys to the door and give them a kiss before they walk out the day. Have a great day, I love you, see you when you get home.
I never want to leave or go to bed without hearing those words. While I know at some point they won’t want us to say it in front of others, these are times when it is just our family.
So hold your family closer. Forgive those who you haven’t forgiven. Say I love you to those you love, and yourself. Today is a gift… remember that