“Gratitude is the memory of the heart.”
This week I got a bit of bad news. My cousin in-law passed due to complications from a heart attack. He was only 34 and a coach at my old high school. He was in pretty great shape and lived a normal lifestyle. Nobody saw this coming. And while this is very sad, I am thankful that before he passed his family did a chance to spend time with him.
So many people don’t that opportunity to say good-bye or tell their loved one how they feel. I didn’t get the chance to tell my Ma (my aunt) good-bye and that’s been my biggest regret to date. As Boyz II Men sang, “It’s so hard to say good-bye.” However, if ever you are in a situation where you have the chance to do so do it. We all hope for the best in life or death circumstances but death doesn’t care about our hopes.
I’m also thankful that I was able to catch up with a close friend of mine. Life has us both pretty busy these days but it felt good to reconnect. I’m thankful for the reminder that I need to take more time out to keep up my friends and what’s going on in their lives. I’m thankful that JJ is finally done teething. All his teeth are in and those sleepless, fever filled days and nights are behind us.
I’m thankful that my cold is gone. As my friend pointed out, I sound so country when I’m sick. Plus, I’m not the least bit sad to be seeing this sore throat go!
Be on the lookout for a special post tomorrow!