Remember to Love Like There is NO Tomorrow

Today is 911. I know it’s on everyone’s mind what we were doing when the big towers were crushed by a plane crash. That event changed many people’s lives dramatically.

I personally can remember where I was with great clarity. The tower’s event did lead to some second chances in my life, but that ultimately did not lead to where I am today. However, I can tell that it has shaken up many people in America to remember that life is precious and short lived.

None of us are guaranteed tomorrow or even the next hour or the next minute of our lives. We are only guaranteed the here and NOW of our life.

Many couples get so wrapped up in other obligations in their lives that they let their marriage and relationships in their lives take a back seat. I see it happening in my own marriage right now, and it drastically concerns me!

Our kids are seeing what we value in life through our actions. IF we show them that what we value the most is the bottom dollar versus our relationships in our lives then we are doing them a great disservice. Yes, we all have to have a paycheck , and we have to pay our bills. I’m not saying that shouldn’t be a priority in our lives. I am saying that we need to find that balance.

It’s often not easy to find that balance. In fact, there are times in our lives where it’s impossible to do it. At least that’s the way we see it when we’re in the midst of working on those all important projects (like taking a blog to the next level, taking a store to the next level, or anything that is time consuming and takes us away from spending quality time with our loved ones.)

For the past two weeks now life has been a crazy mad house here that I’ve literally barely had time to spend with Del alone. Our date nights have had to take a backseat due to his work and mine. I feel like I’m missing so much from him. When in reality, it’s not his fault….it’s the fact that his current obligations and mine combined have got us being pulled away from each other.

I read a post this morning that really made me really think about the fact that life is not always going to be perfect. We can’t always balance our work life versus our desires to be with our loved ones. I often forget that life isn’t always easy.

That was a nice kick in my behind to get off my romantic notions that Del and I can be together every time we want to be. I just need to appreciate the time we’re together. I also need to be glad that he does come home every night at least. I do get to wake up next to him. That’s more than I had while he was a truck driver.

Today is especially near and dear to many of us for various reasons. I hope that today you will find a way to love completely and wholeheartedly. We are not guaranteed anything!

I hope that those who have lost someone due to the 911 attacks knows my heart does reach out for all of you! I hope that you know that God does have a plan for the hardships that has happened on that day. I know that may not give you much comfort now, but I assure you that he takes all bad things and uses them for good.

What does today represent for you and yours?





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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

10 comments on “Remember to Love Like There is NO Tomorrow”

  1. That’s a very thought-provoking question. Sadly I had not given it much thought before hand. It is so easy to take for granted that tomorrow will be here for us and our loved ones.

    • I have to agree with you Lynda that it is definitely easy to take it for granted. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  2. Great advice! I agree that it’s so easy to get caught up in whats currently going on and nurturing your relationship is the first thing to get cut when you are busy. We need to realize how important it is and make time for it. A relationship is a commitment after all!

  3. This post is full of great information! I try really hard to remember things like this every day because you never really know just what is going to happen any minute. I can’t believe that it’s been twelve years! It feels like yesterday that it happened.

    • It does definitely feel like yesterday that it happened that’s for sure. I still can’t get over the fact that it did happen. I wonder if we are going to be attacked again.

  4. Today is always a reminder for me, especially because SO many people were just doing normal everyday things when they were taken. That’s what really make it hit home for me.

    • That is so true. We were just living our lives without a care in the world. When I watch my kids play so care free and don’t worry about what could happen, my heart breaks because I can not live like that anymore.

  5. Great post! It’s so true how “life” can move at such a fast pace that things/people that should be most important gets lost in the background. One thing that I’ve learned, is that we will focus on what we think matters most at the time while other things suffer. So, I consciously make the choice to choose God first, then my family, then all other things…my career included. Being confident in this choice makes it easy to leave work at work or to agree with my husband to bring work home if needed (not to take time away from him and the kids). Though, I don’t always get it right.

    My hubby and I make a point to connect through a devotional time as well as devotional time with the kids before bed. Date nights are definitely a must. No matter what is going on, we have committed to having a date night at least once per month. This way, we don’t put it off but look at is as a commitment. Anyways…I feel like I’m rambling. The bottom line is, over the past few years, I’ve lost family that were extremely dear to me and I most certainly realized that tomorrow is not promised to any of us and I make a choice to cherish my husband and kids above all us (after God of course). Thanks so much for sharing…it obviously sparked a lot of emotion. I pray that you and Del are able to connect more but as you mentioned, enjoying the time that you do have means the world. Lastly, thanks SO much for linking up to the Lovely Connection!

    • You aren’t rambling by any means, at least not in my book, but I’m also a rambler too. Del and I use to have date nights once to twice a week. He still makes a VALID effort to ensure we have them still. It’s just not the same because he’s so tired and exhausted. Plus I don’t feel as connected to him as I use to because of him being gone all the time. I suffer with MAJOR insecurity issues because of my past. So, I feel like the devil is having a huge field day with me.
      I know as long as we both live through this that we will make it. I just hate the feelings of what we’re dealing with right now. Of course, I know I’M not alone, and it could be way worse! So, I’m trying like crazy to stay positive. One thing about it, at least he’s my husband now and he’s coming home to me. The last time we went through a similar spell we ended up breaking up because we couldn’t see each other AT ALL!!

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