You Just Never Know
I got a call from our neighbor yesterday. Their Mom was very ill and in the hospital. Could I drive her brother to the hospital as soon as possible? Well of course, so I dashed to their home, knocked on the door and off we went.
Along the way his Mom called and they had a short chat. “I love you Mom” was the last thing he said to her before he hung up. We arrived at the hospital 20 minutes later; he hopped out of the car and he ran upstairs to be with her. I turned the car around and headed home.
Moments later I received a text. Mom had died two minutes before he arrived at her bedside.
I was dropping off a meal for the family yesterday and he answered the door. He was grateful for the food for sure especially the pecan pie, a cooked meal the family could eat without worrying about prep or cleanup. He was more thankful though for the fact that the last words his mother heard from him were “I love you mom.”
What are the last words you said to a loved one today and would they be the last words you would want them to remember you by?
You just never know.
Death is such a great life-skills teacher.