Hug Your Kids For Me, Wouldja?

heart written in sky with smoke

A dear dear friend just let me know that her son died this morning. He had been fighting cancer for years, and today lost that battle. To my knowledge, Jeremy was 25 years old.

That’s too young to die.

If you’re the praying type, could you remember my friend for a while? She’s struggled with depression in the past.

I’ll admit I was in the middle of a frustrating situation with one of the boys when the call came. Ironic, eh? Funny how a clash with reality can cause a fast reorganization of priorities.

Do me a favor, okay? Tell your kids you love them. Today. Even if you’re in the middle of a conflict or struggle. You never know, maybe a surprise hug or “I love you” may get a positive response. No matter what, they’ll remember what you said or did.

It’s important.

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The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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  • Crissy September 26, 2008, 2:38 pm

    Prayer for the family and you too. It is so sad when that happens. It does cause a reality check.

  • Michelle (The Beartwinsmom) September 27, 2008, 10:47 am

    HUGS and prayers for everyone. I’m so saddened by this news.

  • Darin September 29, 2008, 12:00 am

    Very sad to hear. I have lost family and friends to cancer and it is always difficult to accept.

  • Las Vegas September 29, 2008, 12:04 am

    I talk to my kids every single day on the phone and I always tell them that I love them. Not only that, I stay involved in their lives even though they are far away.

    Very nice and on point post btw.

  • William (Data Supplier) September 30, 2008, 2:30 pm

    I am not a father yet but when I do become one, I plan on hugging and kissing my kids every day.

  • Sydney October 8, 2008, 12:01 pm

    But when my father hugs me i feel better

  • jimmy scott October 9, 2008, 7:08 am

    It’s so sad to hear about that a young man passed away because of cancer.i had also no kid yet as i m not married.But i will surly hug and kiss all my family everyday.
    Even my mother is used to hug me everyday.

  • Tüm oyunlar October 9, 2008, 12:03 pm

    I talk to my kids every single day on the phone and I always tell them that I love them.

    Very nice and on point post btw.