Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Today is a Gift ~ that's why they call it "The Present"I'm feeling even more sentimental than usual today..... we received the very sad news yesterday that my stepbrother was found passed away in his home. He was my age (aka very young ;)
I am not one to take life for granted... I have lost a husband, children, father, cousins, and too many other friends and relatives. But each loss makes me stop and reflect anew on what really matters.
Life is such a gift. Family and friends are such gifts. Yes, they can rub us the wrong way sometimes (and I'm sure we do the same to them!) Let's make sure we tell them how much we love them, how much they mean to us. Often.
And, just for the record, YOU mean a lot to me too. You inspire me, you make me smile with your kind words and compliments. You brighten my life.
You are gifts. And I thank you.

10 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Becca,
I am so very sorry for the loss of your Stepbrother :(
You have my deepest sympathy...
Warmly,
deb

A Treasured Past said...

Oh, so very very sad. Our condolences, Tamara x

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Very sorry to hear about your stepbrother. It never gets easy, just think of the happier times.

stefanie said...

I am truly sorry!!!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Thinking of you during this time and sending you wishes for a peaceful and blessed New Years as you journey through the next year.

Lallee said...

Becca, I am so very sorry to hear this! It must have been quite a shock. Your family is in my prayers.
Hugs,
Lallee

Scrappy Jessi said...

Hey Doll
"Happy New Year!"
Have a Fab 2011!
oxoxo,
Jessi

La Tea Dah said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Becca. Your post is a good reminder for us to cherish the moment and those we hold dear. A friend of mine lost her 12 year old battle with breast cancer last week. She was young and went too soon. It's reminded me to cherish each moment of every day.

God be with you as you mourn the loss of your step-brother.

LaTeaDah

Liz said...

Becca, I am so sorry. Please know that I am praying for you.

~Liz

FourSistersInACottage said...

Oh Becca,
I had no idea, I am so sorry for your loss and please know I will be praying for all of you.
Hugs to you my friend, Amy