husbands childhood friends father. It really got me thinking, why do we so
often wait until someone is gone to really appreciate everything they had to
These past two years have been incredibly
emotional for my family. My father-in-law past away two years ago followed by
my mother-in-law this past October. I didn’t realize what an impact losing
these two parents would have on our family. I am constantly reminded of what a
great loss it is to lose people that were such a huge part of our lives.
Although we shared a lot of great times and
have lots of wonderful memories, I wonder was it enough. Did we appreciate the
time we spent together enough? Did we appreciate them enough? Do they know how
much we all loved them and how much they are missed now that they are gone? I
feel like a whole part of our lives have died with them. I feel like the Asian
influence in our lives is now missing. It is very sad to me what has been lost.
I wonder why we wait to really show each
other how we feel. So often we let everyday worries and burdens of life cloud
our love for one another. We often say things that hurt one another and get
bogged down by little imperfections people around us have instead of looking at
all the wonderful things these same people bring to our lives. It is only after
they have gone that we fully understand what a blessing these people were in
our lives. My prayer is that everyone takes time everyday to appreciate all the
wonderful people God has put in their lives.
Life may not be perfect, but the more time we spend appreciating those
around us, the less time we will spend worrying about all their imperfections.
I do not cease to give
thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.