Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting – Hug Your Children!!
Guilty of taking my children for granted.
Guilty of taking the TIME I have with my children for granted.
I'm guilty of taking motherhood.. life.. everything for granted.
When I sent my kids off to school, I always hug them and say “I love you”, but mornings are hectic. Sometimes I yell, sometimes I say “Oh my gosh can you please just STOP TALKING FOR TWO SECONDS?!” — when in reality, the parents that have lost their children in the Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting (and parents that have lost their children – ever) would give ANYTHING to hear their children talking again for just two more seconds.
While I jokingly jabbed those “annoying pregnant women” a few weeks ago, I just took for granted that I had healthy pregnancies without many issues, and that I delivered healthy children. I had no idea that two of my good friends would both lose babies at 18-20 weeks within the last few days. I had no idea that they would not get to “suffer through” 40 weeks of pregnancy. I had no idea that their babies wouldn't make it.
Today is a new day. No matter what yesterday was like, no matter what the last few years have been like, start living each day like it is your last. Getting frustrated with your children is normal, but remember the next words you say to them could be your last – they could be their last… so please, hug your kids. Let them know how much you love them. Let them be kids! Hold them a little tighter, because if today is their last day, you don't want to live the rest of your life with regrets.