(Brent, Jeff, Craig....Senior Photos)
Today is a day of reflection for me. 25 years ago today my wonderful, sweet, funny brother Jeff died in a car accident along with his best friend Brent. Jeff was 17 and a senior. I was 15 and a sophomore. Jeff will always be 17 to me. That funny, always smiling, athletic, good looking, ornery boy. I am now 41 and I will never be 17 again. As the years roll past, I keep getting older and the memories of our younger years together fade away. I keep our memories alive though through our photos and telling the girls stories about Jeff. But it's not the same. It will never ever be the same. I miss you Jeff.
So today, I don't have a cute card to share with you. I don't want you to feel sad for me. I would like to encourage you to live for today. Be the best you can be. Be the better person. Forgive if you need to. Say I'm sorry. Love and laugh more. Don't be so serious. Be a good friend or mother or father or sister or brother. Do something nice. Stop worrying about what you can't change. Change what you can. Tell someone you appreciate them. Say I love you. Play with your kids. Call your mother. Send a card. Live for the moment. Eat chocolate. Do the right thing. Step away from the computer. Get off the phone. Visit your grandparents. Make time for someone else. Listen. Appreciate what you have. Take care of yourself. Take more photos. Update your scrapbooks. Slide down a slipper slide. Make every day count.
You might not be here tomorrow. You might not get another chance. Make all the wonderful moments of your life turn into precious memories. Thanks for visiting today, you all hold a very special place in my life.