Sunday, December 20, 2009

I'm Grateful

A few weeks ago my good friend's mom passed away after a long battle with her health. Not long after that my cousin-in-law's brother died in a tragic accident. And I just found out today that the brother from another friend passed away early yesterday morning.

I'm not sure where I'm going with this post, but I do know that we need to always be grateful for the wonderful people in our lives; never take them for granted, because the truth is, you never know when it's their turn to go. It sometimes scares me to think about that. We really just don't know when it's our time.

I'm going to be better at showing the ones I love that I love them. And I'm going to make a better effort to be a part of their lives and not worry so much about the things that just don't matter. I'm going to be a part of bath time with Miles instead of taking that time to do laundry or finish with the dishes. I'm going to spend less time on the computer when my family's around. Life isn't about Facebook, or laundry or always making sure the dishes are done and the house is clean. It's not about how much money we make or what kind of car we drive. It's about family and friends and the memories we make with them.

It's especially hard to see your friends deal with a loss during this wonderful time of year. I don't know if the Christmas season makes it harder or easier to handle something so difficult, but I know that Heavenly Father is there to give them peace and reassurance that they will see their loved ones again.

I'm grateful for all the wonderful people in my life. I love them all so much. I don't know where I'd be without my family, who really do make life worth living! Well I guess that's all :)


Kristin said...


Error said...

Love you Steph. :)

Leslie said...

And my name's not Error.

Spencer & Sierra said...

Nice post. It kind of echo's a lot of my thoughts lately. Life really is a lot shorter than we expect sometimes.