Those Moments

I had planned on writing a different post this evening.

But then I received some news.


The kind of news that makes your stomach drop.

Your brain stutter.

Your chest tighten.

Your throat clench.

And makes your eyes swell with tears.


The kind of news that makes it hard to breath yet also drives home the importance of each breath.

Because we never know how many we have.


Those moments are such a harsh reminder of the fragility of life and the swiftness at which it can change.

They remind us that no matter how much we plan, we cannot control.

It’s a wake-up call to be present in the moment. Because that’s all we’re guaranteed.

And it reveals how important our relationships are and that we are all more connected than we realize.


Tonight, I’m letting go of the stressors of the day.

I’m setting aside the to-do list for the evening.

And instead I’m going to snuggle with my family.

While the tears fall as they may.

And remember what really matters.


Hug your kids tonight. Tell your family you love them. Reach out to your friends just to let them know you’re thinking about them. Pet the furry ones.

And take a few moments and just be grateful.

You’re here right now.


Thank you for sharing!

10 thoughts on “Those Moments

  1. livebysurprise – Liv is the pseudonym reformed divorcee and single mom - now married, coparenting and working mother of three. She's been featured on ScaryMommy, HuffPost Divorce, The Mid and More at
    Liv says:

    Hope you’re Okay Lisa!! Sending you Hugs!!

  2. I live alone for the first time in my whole life after a 14 year relationship with an abusive sociopath. It’s really hard to be alone….

    Thank you for this post.

  3. Carrie Reimer – I think everyone at one time or another thinks, "If I only knew then what I know now." I share my life experiences in hopes a few less people have to look back and want a "do over". Through my Lady Witha Truck blog I have spent over 10 years sharing my experiences while being in an abusive relationship with a man I consider to be a narcissist/psychopath and through my other blog, Reimer Reason I share lessons learned throughout the 60+ years of my life. No experience is a waste as long as you learn from it and if I can save someone else from making the same mistakes I made, then it makes it all worth while. I am an expert on my life, not yours, my opinions are my own, not yours, and I enjoy open respectful communication on most topics. If I don't have an answer I will research it until I do. I have a sweetheart of a dog named Stella, an 8 year old Pitbull, Mastiff cross. I am artistic, enjoy bringing new life to antiques, gardening, refurbishing and repurposing other people's "garbage", reading, writing and being outside in nature. I have a 38 year old son who I am extremely proud of and a 10 yr old granddaughter I don't see near enough. I live on welfare disability after a lifetime of working full time because I have heart failure. I have gone from being a homeowner and landlord to being homeless and living in my car and now live in a 34' 5th wheel RV trailer that I am fixing up, bought by my brother and mother. I believe life would be far less stressful, and drama filled if we all just lived honest to our core self and listened to our gut. I have found inner peace, something I didn't think truly existed. It isn't what most people think it is.
    Carrie Reimer says:

    You are so right, we never know how long we have with someone and always appreciate any time we get with those we love. I am snuggling my furry buddy and praying everything is ok in your corner of the world.

  4. Snuggling with your family sounds like exactly the thing to do. I hope they were warm and comforting for you.

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