I shot a pretty emotional video yesterday because I was reminded at how lucky I was to have some pretty fantastic relationships. I heard a very tragic story yesterday about a mother who lost her daughter. She was 11 years old. I started to put myself in her shoes and thinking of my own kids. I also think when you have kids it hits home a little bit more for you when you hear things like that. I had to pull off the side of the road as I reflected on my day and I started getting emotional. So what else did I do?? I shot the camera on!
Cherish your relationships because you don’t know how much time you have with them
Earlier that day I met a friend that I hadn’t seen in a long time for lunch. Our babies are a month apart (too cute by the way!) It was so great to see her and to catch up. I realized then that I had life get in the way and I never even saw her pregnant! And now that my baby is 6 months and hers is 5 months old how did we let the time pass before we saw each other again?? It is those relationships that we have let go by the wayside that I started to think of.
I value the friend who for me finds time on his calender, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar. ~ Robert Brault
Thinking of my personal relationships made me get emotional!
I was driving home from my mother in laws house when I had to pull off the road and shoot the video. For the last month or so I have gone over there during the week to spend time with her and Grandma. It is really important to me to be able to spend that time with them because you never know how long you may have. Instead of thinking or acting like I am too busy for them, I make time to enjoy their company. Especially when you have kids passing down those cherished relationships is very important! All grudges need to go out the door, all insecurities subside and just be present in the moment.
Continue to cherish your relationships
I hope that this post inspires you to re-kindle your relationships if any are broken. If you think relationships cannot be repaired.. they can. Below I have attached my emotional video…