Love Today – There May Be No Tomorrow

Good Morning, Porch Pals. I’m keeping this post on the trim side this Wednesday because my much-too-young-to-die father-in-law passed away yesterday unexpectedly. The good news is, he left this world in his sleep, at peace, lying next to his wife. The bad news is, he was only in his early sixties and was a healthy man other than a few heart problems.

As Amy blogged last week, we are reminded again and again to love while we can. Life can change in a blink.

Who do you need to call, hug, or love today? No more excuses… make the first move. They may not return the love, but at least you’ll know you tried your best to heal those wounds.




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Julie Cantrell

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author at Harper Collins Christian
Julie Cantrell is a tree-hugging organic-farm girl and mother of two who happened into a mid-life adventure as a novelist. She's having fun parenting, writing, teaching, speaking, and living the dream.

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  1. says

    So sorry for your loss, Julie, and thank you for the reminder. I often think about my relationships before I leave for a trip–trying to make sure everyone knows I love them and everything is mended between us. But I should really think about this every day, for we truly never know. Hugs to you, dear friend.

  2. Lisa Wingate says

    Julie, I’m thinking of your family, praying for comfort, and so very sad for your loss. It is so true that we must love those who are here with us on earth while we can. We’re all moving, in one way or another, toward that time when we can’t see, touch, hug, call, laugh, have a visit with one another anymore.

    I wonder sometimes if those gap years don’t prepare us for amazingly jubilant reunions in heaven!

    Wish I could reach across the miles and give you a hug right now.


  3. says

    Dear Julie,

    I am so very sorry for the unexpected loss of your father-in-law. My heart goes out to your entire family. I am sending hugs, love, and prayer your way. You are so very correct when you say we just never know from day to day or even hour to hour how long someone will be with us. We need to take your advice and love well and keep our fences mended. Thanks for the reminder.

    My best to you and your family, Rhonda

  4. says

    Dear Julie, I’m late getting to the porch today, but I kept feeling the tug. I’m glad I did. I’m so sorry about the loss of your father-in-law. I pray your family feels the sweet comforting embrace of the Father.

    Love you!

  5. Melanie Backus says

    Julie, I am thinking of you and your family. I am so sorry for your great loss. Life is but a vapor……
    Love you dear friend.

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