Allen Webster is a friend and a most incredible writer. We all experience loss in our lives. If you aren’t experiencing loss right now, then you may have just come through a loss or you may soon experience a loss. No one is immune. Allen wrote these words the day his father’s wife died. They are beautiful. It started as a simple social media post but when I read it, I wanted to share it with you as a HomeWord guest post. I especially loved his phrase, “Loss reminds us to embrace every moment.”
Loss is a complex journey, one that we all navigate uniquely. It’s a mix of emotions, memories, and reflections. It’s about cherishing the moments we had while feeling the pain of those we won’t get to create. It’s about understanding that grief has no timeline, and it’s okay not to have all the answers.
Out of nowhere, my Dad’s partner and best friend of 30+ years had a heart attack and she died. All within 36 hours.
It was too soon.
But, it was.
Death is the battle we will all toil with and face.
Loss reminds us to embrace every moment, to say “I love you” often, and to cherish the people in our lives. It’s a painful lesson, but it’s one that can guide us to live with greater compassion, understanding, and appreciation.
So, today, go hug someone you love, go speak encouragement to someone you care about, laugh more, worry less and cherish each and every moment.