This week I had the privilege of meeting with a gentleman that had lost his wife 6 short weeks ago.  I listened as he described the scene of finding his wife unconscious in a chair in the living room.  His life, and the life of his children, changed forever.  His day had started like every other day.  He had taken the kids to school, had a quick conversation over the phone with his wife on the way to work, then on to his job.  Since her death the hardest part, in his words, was the trip to and from work each day.  Seldom had he made this trip without a short exchange over the phone with his wife of 20 years.  Now there was only silence.

I can't tell you how many times I have made a quick call or text to my wife during the day.  It may have been on a specific subject or sometimes just to say hello.  I remember when Heather was in the ICU back in February.  The toughest part was not having the opportunity to talk to her, and to hear her voice.  How many times I take for granted each morning I have with my family.  How many times do I not fully appreciate each hello, goodbye or hug.  I expect to have moreBut what if more doesn't come? 

Today I will appreciate each moment with those I love.  I will be thankful today for each hello, every goodbye, and all the hugs and kisses I can absorb.  Thank you Lord for today, for tomorrow is not guaranteed to anyone.


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1. Arminda wrote:
Stephanie - I pretty much just love all the pierutcs you post. You are SO talented! I love the pierutcs you took of Claire as a newborn and can't wait for more!

Mon, August 6, 2012 @ 11:24 PM

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