A few months ago, I wrote:
Pay attention to the people in your life because relationships are the only true wealth. Tell your loved ones how much they mean to you. Write a letter, make a phone call, or send an email. Don’t wait. Show your love today.
Last week, I decided to take my own advice and made plans to spend a long weekend with my mom. We had a lot of fun together and we also celebrated Mahlon’s birthday. He would have turned 70 years old, on Friday, November 16th.
It’s been five months since my step-dad, Mahlon, passed away and it’s still hard for me to believe he isn’t here with us. When I was at the house with my mom, I kept expecting to hear him open the backdoor and say “hello” and I missed his playful teasing.
My mom and I miss Mahlon, but we’re both doing our best to find happiness in the midst of grief. So on Friday, we celebrated the anniversary of Mahlon’s life by going on a special adventure together. We laughed, cried, told stories, and topped off the day by eating a really big dessert to honor Mahlon’s special day. I hope you’ll make time to show your loved ones how much they mean to you, today.
Enjoy today’s photo round-up . . .