I think we all have moments that serve as epiphanies. Game changers. Sometimes they come at the happiest moments sometimes they don’t.
Those moments that make you take a step back.
This past weekend I attended the funeral for the mother of one of my oldest friends.
The love in that room was bursting.
To the gills.
So much so, they had to put more chairs in the cathedral.
The constant message was love.
Letting people know you love them.
Being there for them.
Loving them for all that they are.
This should be a given, but I think sometimes we take things for granted. We take people for granted. We assume people know. Or we are afraid to share how we feel. We are scared to show the love we feel or ask for the love we need.
The sad reality is life really is too short.
My friend’s Mom had cancer – for three years, and she didn’t change how she loved or how she lived during that time.
She made sure everyone in her life knew always.
Every story I heard said so.
I struggle with that sometimes.
Telling people I love them.
My daughter I tell her more than she probably wants to hear.
My friends… I love yous are said instead of goodbyes.
My family little gestures and notes.
But I still struggle.
I want to do better for the people in my life. I don’t want them to doubt how I feel no matter how scary it is to say it out loud.
Because the lesson I learned in one of the saddest moments is tomorrow is not promised- you need to love loudly.
I have joked 48 is my year of no filter and no resolutions.
Let’s add loving loudly.
Much love to you Mommas.