John Travolta Shares Incredible Message on Anniversary of His Son's Death

john travoltaIn 2009, on January 2, John Travolta's eldest son Jett passed away after having a seizure. Jett was autistic and was only 16 years old. Travolta reportedly opened up about his son's death and his heartbreak in a Facebook post. His words are painful yet inspiring for all parents and all children -- a must-read.

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The posting has since been removed. But many have shared it. It sends a powerful message, and while there is some question to its validity, there is no question that we all need to heed these words. There is no question Travolta or anyone who has lost a child has felt these feelings.

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"The hardest thing in the world is losing a child." Those words are a lump in my throat. The words carry the weight of every parent who has gone through this unthinkable tragedy.

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Our children bring us so much joy -- they are our everything. And we do have to realize how short life is. But the line that really hits many of us in these technology-obsessed times is "... one day, when you look up from your phone, they won't be there anymore." Our loved ones will leave us. It's part of life. But we can live it better. With more love. We have to live life to the fullest and with love in our hearts and in our words. Tell the people you love that you love them every day.

This is the message we need to hear. It's what we need to be reminded of. We all get caught up in things, but it's words like this that help snap us back to realize what really matters. The people right there. The people who love you. The people who need your love. Show them. Tell them. Cherish them. Live with them, not just next to them while you are doing something else with your phone or your computer. Be present now ... when you have the chance.

 

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