Its Not Quantity, Its Quality
As you all may or may not know, my family and I gained two angels. Our little Kayden and Liam ended their journey on earth to begin their new journey in heaven, leaving behind their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, great grandparents and loads of cousins. As soon as the news broke, we rushed to be by each other's side and headed out miles away to Virginia to comfort the ones it hurt the most. Family from everywhere drove and flew to console one another the best way we knew how. We were all devastated, but our laughs, family jokes, food, quality time and most importantly our love is what kept us all in one peace.
As I finally settle back into reality, where I am now back in Miami and doing my normal routine, I've had an epiphany to how short life is. I mean I always knew life wasn't meant to be lived forever, but seriously ya'll, Love wasted can be a great regret. I have learned such a valuable lesson while away, and that lesson is to
"Love on the people that matter the most. And love on them HARD while you can."
Now, what I'm about to say might sound real scary, but its a reality that we all are going to have to face one day. No one living on planet earth (that includes you and me & our loved ones) is meant to live forever, we are all going to pass away one day and there is nothing that we can do about it. But too many times (and I'm speaking for myself) we can often forget or just be too busy to acknowledge family, friends and loved ones until its too late. A phone call, a text message, a letter or card, a mini gift can go such a long way, but nothing beats the quality time you get to spend with a person. I'm learning to never leave people without saying "I Love you" and be more present because memories will always last (even if its to meet up at the corner store just to talk in the car)
time spent in giving another person one's undivided attention in order to strengthen a relationship,
Now you may be reading this and thinking to yourself "I just don't have the time to hang out" which is very understandable. But there are people in our lives that are worth the sacrifice to squeeze them into your overwhelming schedule. I rather overwhelm my life with love than overwhelm it with regret. Do yourself the favor and call your loved ones to meet up and hang out. Its a memory that will never be forgotten
So I guess the point of this post is just to encourage people to spend as much time with the people you love because life is but a vapor. One day we're here, and the next day we can be gone. Despite Kayden and Liam's short time here on earth, they have impacted our lives in so many ways and though it was and still is a tragic time for my family and I, we made sure that we embraced the time we had with one another. It was indeed a weekend I will NEVER forget.