love with all your heart

Last week, my daughter, Amy, lost her battle with breast cancer. For those who loved her, our lives have changed forever. Faith in the grace and loving kindness of a merciful God sustains us, but there is now an emptiness that defies description.

Amy’s struggle is over and she is at rest. Her victory is won. But, for her family, nothing will ever be the same. We were close and loving, yet we all now regret not expressing our love for her more often.

Last night I came across some words of wisdom that’s worth repeating. I wish I knew the author.

In the blink of an eye, everything can change. So forgive often and love with all your heart. You may never know when you may not have that chance again.

Believe it. It’s true.

8 thoughts on “love with all your heart

  1. marshall knox


    I am so sorry to hear of your family’s loss. Amy was a wonderful person. My prayers are with all of you.

  2. Steve Hickle

    Hey, Ray,

    Beautifully put, grace under fire for sure. As I made a few contacts, I had lovely messages from Solomon, Tom Berlin and Larry Malone (which I’ll assemble and forward), and I know you’ve heard from Hope and many others. Harvin and I didn’t make it to the grave site, but I trust that it is the place it needs to be.

  3. Kim Marley

    Ray, Joyce and I are sorry to hear about the passing of your daughter. Take care of yourself in the days to come. Peace.

  4. Rod Brooks

    Peace and love to you and your family Ray. All of us at Stop Hunger Now are holding you in our hearts.

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