Faith-Filled Friday with Brandi Linai
If you’ve ever lost someone close to you, you may or may not have regrets.
Thanks for joining us for Faith-Filled Friday with Brandi Linai and Trench
Classes United. Today’s blog is a great reminder of this truth: No one
knows when their last opportunity to laugh and love will be so live like
you’re alive and love all you can.
We’ve all heard it, life is short. Last week my family and I came face to face with just how short it
A little over a year ago my mom was diagnosed with a host of heart conditions - it runs in her
family - and we have all been nervous hawks watching her every move; making sure she eats
right, gets rest, takes her meds, makes every single doctor appointment and stays as stress-
free as possible…whew, we’re exhausted.
But the day before Valentine’s Day, tragedy hit our family. It wasn’t mom though. Her husband
died unexpectedly. Right there, sitting in his favorite chair, in front of the TV, still wearing his
Super Bowl jersey, my stepdad took his last breath. It still doesn’t seem real. Mom is still in
shock, and she keeps saying “I was supposed to go first.” But that’s the thing about life: none of
us knows how much time we are given or how much time we will have with the ones we love.
So make every moment count. Take advantage of every opportunity to make memories, to tell
the ones you love how much they mean to you. Laugh, be silly, do and say all the things, so that
when that day comes, you have no regrets. Hug the ones you love as tight as you can for as
long as you can. Because we never know which smile, which laugh, which hug will be the last
one you get to share.