Appreciate//Be love//Be here now

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Right now the hubs is headed to the airport to say goodbye to one of our friends who passed away over the weekend. We're devastated, sad, spooked and holding on to our little family so tight right now. Our hearts hurt for the woman who loved him and lost him. The idea of losing one another is unfathomable and too painful to imagine. So we will try again, like we try every day, to appreciate the gift of one another, this life and family we built together and each day we get to enjoy it, side by side.









I snapped these photos on a recent, family, neighborhood walk and as I look at them now, with grief in my heart and new eyes, I'm struck by the simple beauty of the world that I often neglect from day-to-day. I want to be here now and be the love that my family needs. My hope is the same for you. Tell your loved ones that you do. Tell them. Hug them. Don't let today pass without giving that one simple gift. Because life is a fragile, beautiful, fleeting thing. And the only thing that matters in this life is love. And those people who touch our hearts and make it better. 

Dedicated to Joel Magaziner. 
We love you, buddy.

5 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers for his family. And yes we all need to take the time to cherish those special moments with loved ones.


    Nnene

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    1. Thank you, Nnene! That means a lot. xx

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  2. Oh no... I'm so sorry for your loss. And I totally agree. I think about that almost every day - enjoying our time together as a family.

    -Tara

    http://madmaxandfamily.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Tara - it's difficult not to dwell on losing the ones you love when something like this happens. All we can do is make the moment matter. Enjoy every second. Thanks for your comment. xx

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  3. Thinking of you and your family :(

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