A Wake-Up Call

Sometimes life really stuns you.

It so happens that someone we know (my husband knows very well) lost a daughter in a tragic auto accident.

The family, as you can imagine, is devastated.

Mark and I are having a hard time shaking it off, because it’s just too close. Perhaps because Holden leaves for college in August or more likely because the daughter was only a year older than him and away at her first year of college, on her way to a vacation destination with her friends during her spring break.

Many of you already know that it is difficult to let your child grow up and away (for me, at least…). The thought of “forever” is unimaginable.

This young adult’s sudden death serves to remind us that we mustn’t forget that each day is a gift, that life is fragile, precious and always hangs in the balance. We must:

  • Be present in and savor the moments.
  • Take the time to listen actively.
  •  Show those we love how we feel.
  •  Seek to bring joy into life.
  •  Admit when we’re wrong and apologize/ask for forgiveness.
  •  Go to bed with issues addressed and resolved.
  •  Say, “I love you!” each and every day.

If you’re a praying person, please hold this family in your hearts. Thank you.

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Filed under Adoptive Mom's Perspective, Epiphiany, Family, Growing Tweens & Teens, Rite of Passage, The International Mom

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