Friday, April 29, 2011

Making Time: Mourning the Loss in Alabama

Mother nature was most cruel to us this week in my home state of Alabama. With the loss of life and the massive damage, our Alabama the beautiful has been beaten and battered. But this is not the first time and it probably won't be the last. No one can know for sure.

The one thing I can tell you is that we will survive and stand strong together to rebuild our state and our families who are in pain.

I ask for your thoughts and prayers as we mourn the loss of the brilliant, young daughter of our family's closest friends. An ambitious and thriving student at the University of Alabama, she was destined for success and the tragedy of inexplicable loss will haunt me for years to come.

In honor of her, I hope that you'll all take today to let someone know how much they mean to you. Give them a call, stop by to see them and make sure your loved ones know how much you really care.

I heard these words about TIME recently and thought I'd share with you.

Time is priceless, yet it costs us nothing.
You can do anything you want with it, but you can't own it.
You can spend it but you can't keep it.
And once you've lost it, there's no getting it back.

Don't let time get away from you. Make the most of each precious moment. Live life. Love life. Love one another. Make TIME for one another.

Still Standing in the South,

Kerri Nelson

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