Yesterday I received news that a relative of someone I love was killed in a car accident. My heart hurts for the family and their loss. I think about the relatives that I love deeply and shudder to think about how devastating this must be for the person I love and her family. It was also a stark reminder that life is precious, even when living in constant physical pain. This tragedy serves as a reminder to not put off spending time with those I love or waiting until I am feeling “better”. I know I will never be better, and as long as I am not in the midst of a severe flare that won’t permit me to lift my head, I will make every effort to do as much as I can. So do me a favor and hug those who are physically accessible today, I don’t care how much it physically hurts, I would rather have the last memory of a person be from a pain filled hug, than a memory of zero affection. Tell those who are precious to you just how much you love them. Never let a day or encounter go by without telling/showing someone that you love them…….. Housework and chores will always be waiting to be done, but we are not guaranteed that our loved ones will be here tomorrow.
Praying for everyone whose heart is aching,