What You Should Say with ACHUCKAllen
When I first read the quote (later in this post) from Jackson Kiddard, I stopped in my tracks. It created in me a thought or four about what I’d like to say to the two most influential men in my life. They are already walking on streets of gold, but I’d bet the farm that they are fishing for striped bass somewhere in Heaven.
My Grandfather, Charlie Allen: Pop, I only had you in my life for 12 years. Many of those years were spent more than 1,000 miles apart. Everything I remember about you are the greatest days of my childhood. You were such an amazing man. Thank you for teaching me so much in 12 short years. I love you! I really wish you could meet Jenny and our girls. You’d laugh a lot and love them even more than you did me.
My Dad, Kenneth Allen: Dad, you were so talented. You could do anything! I learned how to plumb a wall, wire a fixture, lay block, cut wood, use a knife, wash a car, and drive a stick shift. You also taught me to love kids, hate bigotry, endure hardship, and love your family. You loved the church even more than me and my sisters at times, but I can’t go anywhere without somebody telling me about how much you impacted their lives. I love you, Dad. Every single day, I wish I could call you. I think you’d love Sugar Hill Church!
And now, the quote that caused these thoughts:
“Let today be a day where you take nothing for granted. For life is fleeting, fragile and precious and can change on a whim. Say all the things you really want to say to your loved ones today, say the things you would regret should they pass on and your words remain unspoken.” ~ Jackson Kiddard
Don’t let another sun set without telling those you love, how much you love them!