There comes a moment when every heart stops beating.
Classmates, community members, an aunt killed in an instant in car accidents.
An irreplaceable family member taken unexpectedly by a massive stroke.
A grandmother, bruised and frail, gone to leukemia.
The baby we never got to hold...
... and this loss, short in life, long in love, shows me how to love better -- to be more intentional. It urges me to love with my whole heart, to love fully every day, because every life we touch, every person we love is fragile. And it can all be gone tomorrow.
We need to love better, because there comes a moment when every heart stops beating. Yours. Mine. Our spouse's. Our children's. Our parents'.
So we love right now, in this moment, with this breath and this heartbeat.