Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Special Place In Our Hearts

This news is so sad. First for the obvious tragedy of Natasha Richardson losing her life @ such a young age, but also because of the special attachment Mark and I have to Liam Neeson. When we were thinking of what to call our son, we didn't set out to name him after the actor, but when we saw "Liam" on one of those baby name lists we said, "Oh, he (our baby) could be just like Liam Neeson!" So we made the decision to use that name on the spot! Mark and I are die-hard movie lovers and Liam Neeson is high on our list of favorite actors.
I know that it seems strange to feel personally touched by a loss experienced by people we don't know, but they are still just people. They are a husband, sons, parents, siblings who lost someone so unexpectedly. Today I am saying a prayer for this family. I am also praying that I always remember that no one has a guarantee of tomorrow and that I make the most of everyday. I don't want to waste any opportunities to let my family know just how much I love them.

9 comments:

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

This is such a huge tragedy. I remember her being on Top Chef just a few weeks ago and she was so full of life. May she rest in peace.

I *Heart* You said...

isn't this so tragic? just one of those freak accidents that remind us life is short and no one is ever promised tomorrow. i feel so sad for her children - too young to have lost their mother.

Julie said...

This is a very sad think. As you said she was a young woman. Wishing her family strength.

Emily said...

this is such a lovely post and I have been feeling so similarly. Love both Liam & Natasha. But also I love my family so...and i want to love them well today. For who knows what tomorrow holds?

xo - Emily

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LexyB said...

It is a terrible tragedy. Who can watch that movie Love Actually ever again (where Liam plays a sad widower) without bawling their eyes out?

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

What a beautiful post. I am in the same frame of mind. Life is truly a gift.

God bless,

Deb

red ticking said...

you just said it all... they are just people like us but special in their own way... i am so saddened by the news as most of us our and i agree, pray for that sweet family and love our own with all our hearts!!

Mary-Laure said...

This is the first time that the death of a celebrity leaves me distraught. I feel very sad for her family, such a talented lot, they must be devastated...

casapinka said...

wow, i, too, have a personal sort of connection that feels odd. natasha's photo was hanging in the maternity ward in dublin (autographed) where she had her babies. the midwives were sooooo nasty to me (the medical student) and i would be in tears and looking at her and thinking how nice she looked. she got me through 3 months of hell! it was 10 years ago but seems like yesterday.