This blog is not only about my lifestyle as a photographer, my adventures and tips and tricks that I find useful in my trade, for sharing music that I find digging around on YoutTube, about photography tips...it's about Love. Tonight, I saw this video going viral on Facebook about a father singing the Beatles' "Blackbird" to his infant son, aptly named Lennon, a few hours after his wife passed away due to C-section complications. The community reached out and donated around $60,000 for this now single dad. I watched the video and cried, grieving for this family I've never even met. I kept reading the story only to find out that four short days later, baby Lennon died. Leaving this already heartbroken husband no longer a father, and I started thinking of these tragedies in life that occur, all the time, and why? Within a week, this man's reason for living, his wife and his new son, ripped from him. And what has he left? How will he feel getting up tomorrow, wishing it was all a nightmare. This is life. The reason this story feels like it's squeezing my heart so tightly, is because I identify with this man. I've loved and I've lost. The man's latest update, which he announces the passing of Lennon, is somber yet he expresses gratitude for the four short days he got to care for him, see him face to face after nine months of loving him when he was growing inside of his wife. Even though his heart must be shattered, he expresses gratitude! It makes me want to share this, not to be a downer on a Thursday night, but to remind anyone who comes to this blog to LOVE with all you have like it's your last day on Earth. To be grateful for every day you get with your family and loved ones! Don't let days pass in your lifetime when you could be with the ones you love, dont let pride or ego get in your way of what God brought together. Open your eyes that we are all human and make mistakes, forgive those who love you. Forgive yourself and love yourself, that will make it easier to forgive others. NEVER wait to love. Don't count on there being other days or months when you will work things out. Forgive NOW and love NOW! Never forget that within a week, your entire life can be wiped away, leaving you with nothing but the gratefulness of that blessing, that you had what some never find. Hold onto what you love fiercely, with so much strength that no sickness or fight could keep you away. The last words in this man's announcement of Lennon's death and his thank you to all that gave out of their hearts for him was "ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE". All else falls into place once you have that. I promise. My prayers for are all who find this post...May God replace all your fear and worry with His peace.