Never Forget I Love You

Tiffany - LaGrange, Illinois
Entered on February 24, 2008
Age Group: Under 18

I believe that no one should ever forget to say “I love you” to their family and other loved ones. Every time I hang up with my mom I make sure to add in the “I love you.” I believe that I should be able to do this and not care what my friends around me say or even if I’m mad at her for some stupid reason. I believe this because it’s the truth. I do love her and why be embarrassed about my feelings.

I believe this all because almost four weeks ago my best friend lost her father. His death was random, no signs of anything wrong. He had a heart attack when he had heart surgery six years before and no problems since. She lost the man she looked up to for her whole life, the man who she was closest to in her family. The man that adopted her and brought her up even though he didn’t have to. The man she loved so much, that she won’t get a chance ever to see smile again or even say those special words of “I love you.”

Just imagine, some one you love dies and you can’t remember the last time you told them you loved them. The next time your mother or father calls to see where you are for the billionth time is the last you’re going to talk to them and you don’t even bother answering. And this is why I believe that you should say “I love you” when you hang up and before you leave for school. Even throw an “I love you” before bed or when they buy you something.

I believe that I shouldn’t take life for granted and I should cherish every moment I have with the people I love, even the people I don’t really care about. When fights happen, things are said that aren’t what I feel and I think that I should be the “better man” and say the simple I’m sorry. I make sure to say “I love you” to my parents, my annoying siblings, my friends that seem to do everything to get on my nerves, and even my pets. I believe this all because life is unexpected and you never know when someone’s time is up.