Keeping I Love You’s Up to Date

This was not the post I was planning today. But I want to share with you recent events in my life. Because we were painting our kitchen this week, we held Thanksgiving early with my parents, so we held it last Sunday. We brought food to my parents’ home and celebrated with lots of smiles, games and good food.

Little did we know that three days later, my father would be called up to Heaven. I am so grateful that we had that time together and that our ‘I love you”s were up to date. We have always celebrated family and try to remember to tell each other how we feel. My father’s passing is another reminder of how important it is to let those we care about know how we feel.

Some times life keeps us busy and we take time to spend on things that are not really that important on our journey. Every moment is precious, and while we cannot always control how we spend it, I think it is important to take moments to express gratitude, love, devotion and support to those in our lives that matter.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family and enjoyed the time spent with those important to you. I urge you to remember to keep your I love you’s up to date. Time is precious and time spent telling someone you care about them is time well spent. Thank you for being here, I truly appreciate your support, friendship, comments and shares. You are important to me.






  1. I’m so sorry for your loss. What a shock. It’s comforting to know you’ve said all that should be shared and that your last time together was fun. Again, I’m very sorry. Life is not quite the same again after losing a parent.

    • Thank you for your condolences Robin, it means a lot to me. It was a shock to us. We are grateful that he lived a long life and was well-loved.

  2. I”m so sorry for your loss, but know that you dad was surrounded by love before he passed. And he passed peacefully! Thinking of you during this time, and thanks for the wonderful reminder about keeping those Love You’s up to date!!

  3. Aw, Raquel. So, so sorry. I’m hoping your father had a long and happy life and he was really lucky to get to be your dad.
    Much love.

  4. Things like this never make the holidays easy; I’ll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.


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