Sunday, July 05, 2009

Please go and hug your kids..

and tell them how much you love them.

The 17yo son of one of our neighbours died last night. 17 - a lifetime ahead of him. I looked at my to-do list today and decided nothing on there couldn't wait until I'd spent a couple of hours snuggling with Billy and reading some books together.

Life is precious.

4 comments:

belinda said...

Hi Kez,

So sorry to hear of this tragedy. Life is so very tenuous and precious.

You're so right, it takes but a second to give a hug or express your love. So many of us take it for granted that we have a lifetime to communicate how precious someone is to us.. sometimes we forget a lifetime really isn't that long.

Kind Regards
Belinda

libby said...

There's nothing like death to make you remember just how precious life is and how you need to live in the moment. It's even more shocking when it happens to someone so young.

Libby

HugYourKidsToday said...

I started a national holiday - Naitonal Hug Your Kids Day - for the same reasons. It's July 20, just a few weeks, but start today! http://www.HugYourKidsToday.com

Founder, Michelle Nichols

3anklebiters said...

death is a terrible reminder of the life we take for granted. i'm so sorry for this young man's death and the pain his family is feeling.