So I let E play his video games for a little longer than normal, and I let him eat a few more treats, and I spent a few more minutes snuggling with him, and I try to yell at him less. You can't know what the future holds, and you can't always keep your kids safe from everything, but while they are with you, you can show them love. I know love doesn't mean letting them get away with everything, but on weekends like this, it does.
On a related note, in the sermon at church yesterday the minister said that death does not end the love that you had for the person. He was talking about Jesus and his disciples of course (#Easter) but it also relates to people we lose in our own lives. It is hard to remember that sometimes because the feeling of loss is so overwhelming, especially at first. Those mamas who lost their boys on Friday night still have all that love with them and will never lose that.