One day you wake up and realize you're an adult. And that life is real and things happen. Bad things happen to good people.
Parents have beautiful babies only to lose them to cancer less than a year later.
Parents get sick with cancer and other non-curable diseases.
Parents lose jobs and wonder whether the money they've saved over the years will be enough.
I've known that life isn't always easy and I've personally been lucky in that I've not had too much personal experience with these hard life realities myself. But I have friends and love ones who are in the midst of these hard life things, and my heart feels so heavy for them.
One of my best friends said goodbye to her daddy this morning after a year and a half fight with cancer. He lived longer than the doctors predicted and my friend knows she's lucky to have had this "extra" time with him and is thankful he's at peace now and is no longer suffering. She's a strong one, this friend. Stronger than most. But my heart hurts for her and her mom. You see, my friend is a daddy's girl and I know there's nothing I can say or do that will fill the void that her dad's departure will leave.
This life is not forever. This is the one truth in life. So while you're here, say I love you to your loved ones. Say it often. Let go of the grudges. Say you're sorry. Forgive. And remember what is important. It's so easy to get wrapped up in the petty things in life, but today lets let it go and love one another fiercely.