Hold Them Tighter

by Sherry Riter in Lessons of Life

One of my biggest fears has always been that I will die before I have time to completely raise my daughter. I want to be here…with her. Needless to say, my heart is crying for this family. It is a “must read” and be prepared with a tissue. Then take a moment to hold your family tighter as you are filled with thankfulness for your own life…with them.

The Story

The Pictures

Dream as if you’ll live forever.
Live as if you’ll die today.

~James Dean~

Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Genejosh July 26, 2009 at 4:05 am

thanks for dropping by and for the nice comment..yeah i do have followers widget..I juz became your follower…wish to be back here after i've done my chores..Happy sunday!


2 Sarah Brown July 26, 2009 at 4:47 am

Very nice post. Thanks for stopping by. Happy sat.


3 Melissa @SavingCentswithSense July 26, 2009 at 5:36 am

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4 MommaYoung July 26, 2009 at 5:57 am

That is a scary fear.. Thank you for such a nice post.


5 Carol July 26, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Thanks for the link. Makes you sit back and realize what is important. Have a great day.


6 Tammy July 26, 2009 at 4:46 pm

That's something I worry about also. I have a 15 and a 4 year old and I pray that I will always be around for them.


7 Mommie Daze July 26, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Lie is so precious isn't it? Such a sad story, but an important lesson.


8 Kate July 26, 2009 at 7:55 pm

Beautiful roses! Thanks for stopping by my site. Please feel free to stop by anytime, I'll leave the light on for you!


9 Alluring Interiors July 26, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Great post! I've never visited your blog till now and boy am I glad I did! First off great intro letter and great blog too! I've definitely jumped on as a follow…I'm in the "need to know" now!


10 Alluring Interiors July 26, 2009 at 8:34 pm

P.SW. I'm also hiGhjaCkinG your button!


11 Ashley Ladd July 26, 2009 at 9:12 pm

I've almost raised all my children. The second youngest is 18 and the youngest is 14. I hope to live long enough to see them all raised. I'm hoping to see my adult daughter self-sufficient before I go. She still has no job and it worries me what will happen to her if I'm not here to supp;ort her.


12 Madonna Cramer July 26, 2009 at 10:58 pm

As hard and heartbreaking as it was to read thank you for helping me with my perspective.


13 Navyvet July 27, 2009 at 12:45 am

Ever since their mother and I have been divorced, my children have been estranged from me (fifteen years to date). I hope we can reconcile before I pass on as then it is too late. Having both parents die too soon and too quickly (at differeent times), I am glad that they knew I loved them. I'm glad the Murray family seems to be strong and united.


14 Noah's Mommy July 27, 2009 at 1:46 am

oh boy…that was a hard one…but all good lessons usually are…..beautiful….


15 Jane In The Jungle July 28, 2009 at 2:25 am

Yes…..I cried. That too is a great fear of mine…leaving the kids before they're "done".


16 J. July 29, 2009 at 1:19 am

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

This is so heartbreaking. I don't even have kids yet and this is still a fear. It really makes you realize what's important in life.


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