Valuable life lesson

My grandmother passed away on Wednesday morning. I personally did not have a really close relationship with her, although I saw her every Sunday at church. My father never really took us over to visit her and she never came to visit us. Somehow as life went by and I grew older I never felt that need to see her more or get to know her better. Now that she is gone I miss her dearly. I remember how she spoke, how she praised at church, I remember how she looked when she was confused, and it makes me miss her. I know and believe she is in a better place being as she served God most of her life. Still that void is still there. That desire to turn back time and make more of an effort. I went to see her a couple of times before she passed, when I heard she was sick. She told me she love me and always had, and to keep my faith in God and to raise my children with the same faith.
As I saw her body being lowered under ground today and saw all my family surrounding, I could only think how making memories with family and the ones we love is the most important thing to do in life. It is not fair that once they pass- one sits there regretting the coulda, woulda, shouldas. The time is now, today, to tell the ones we love that we indeed love them and that spending quality time with them is so important.
I look at my family with different eyes today. This is the first time someone in my family or even dear to me passes. I know I will experience these feelings again in my life- as people pass away. But the most important lesson it has taught me is that, tomorrow is never promised so why save for tomorrow what you can do today?....
My advice to anyone is to make the time to pick up the phone and make that call to your loved one. Make that long drive to visit family. Those precious moment are so valuable when the time comes to say goodbye. Love today, don't wait for tomorrow.

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