It's been a crazy couple of weeks. Two weeks ago I got a call that my aunt had passed away. It was 1 month before her 60th birthday. She had been fighting Cancer, an awful word, for a couple of years. She was getting weaker, but on the day she passed, she was going to being released from the hospital. Even though we all knew she was so sick, it was a complete shock. I flew back to Michigan right away for the funeral.
What I wanted to say is that don't wait until it's too late to tell someone how much they mean to you, how much you love them, and appreciate what they have done for you. I saw my aunt last summer and we talked and laughed, and I told her I love her and hugged her as hard as I could. I wanted her to know how much she meant to me. I was lucky, but unlucky too because I wasn't there more for her, or my cousin who was taking care of her for the last years. I was 2,000 miles away. I always talked to my cousin and told her I was here for her if she wanted to talk, yell, cry, or scream. I was going to be strong for her when she couldn't be strong for herself. It all feels not enough still.
Appreciate the people you love everyday and tell them how you feel about them whenever you can. There is no better feeling than knowing you are so loved. Be there for all the good times and even more in the bad.