Love Your Mother

This was on Facebook. This notice is so correct, but it goes for every person you are kin to, every person that you love, every person that makes you happy, in other words everybody you know. Life is short. Live it to the fullest. Once the light that belongs to anybody that you know, goes out, it goes out for ever.

There are some other people that tell me that I say “I love you.” to too many people and that I say it too much. It is my personal belief that every time you talk to one of the people that you love, you should end by saying, “I love you.” even before saying “Good Bye.” And if it’s someone you love quite a bit, it isn’t wrong to say, “I love you more than you know.” I do this most of the time when I just make comments on their Facebook posts.

You may be wondering why I do this. The answer is that NOBODY, AND I MEAN NOBODY, BUT GOD, KNOWS WHEN YOU’RE GOING TO DIE.

At this point in my life, I am in my late 60’s, and all of my Great Aunts and Great Uncles are deceased, and all of my Uncles on my Mother’s side are deceased. I’m not too sure about my Father’s side. My Father is also deceased. There have also been numerous, too many to count, friends that are deceased. All of the rest of my family lives in different states.

I have lived where I am for 46 years. There is no way to say an exact number of times that I have heard different friends, and even strangers, say after someone’s passing, “I should have told him/her how much I loved him/her.” Some of the times the statement did not have the words “how much”, but just “that I loved him/her.” (at all), “years ago”. After hearing it so much, I reached a point that I said to myself, “I don’t care how much they get annoyed with it, I’m going to at least try to let “whomever”  know that I love them.

When I am told that I say “I love you” too much, I slow it down a little, but still never quit saying it to them. Saying “I love you.” is so important to me, that I even say it in my sleep. Once the person’s light goes out, it will never come back on, so my advice to everybody is that if you love somebody. let them know it. Even if you are angry with each other, swallow your pride and let them know. Even if they get upset with you again, at least you will go to bed with a clear conscience knowing that you told them, even if they did not say it back. You will go to sleep feeling good about it, instead of thinking “if (whomever) dies tonight, or if I die tonight, I know that I told the ones that I love, that I do love them, and not to forget it.

Here I will say, I’m sorry for repeating the same thing in so many different ways, but at least you can tell just how important this is to me, and hopefully now it is to you too.

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I miss her every day.

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