I miss my mom. She's left the earth for heaven for thirteen years now, but I can't seem to let this day go by without honoring her. I've decided to do something a little bigger than just my written words this year. I want to reach out to you for help. To honor her and my father, I want to challenge you.
To anyone who reads these words, I challenge you to reach out to your parents: write a note of love and gratitude or give a phone call out of the blue right now or send a text just to say you care or find her/him/them and give a warm and generous hug. And do this for you—not for me—not for them—do it for you.
You will thank me when the day comes that they are not there at your fingertips to love. You'll have to be like me, reaching out with faith, with all the ties that bind keeping your hope bright, looking forward to the day when you can be together again.