Dad Shares The 10 Most Important Things He’s Learned Since Losing His Son

10 Most Important Things I Have Learnt Since Losing My Son
Picture from: Facebook / Richard Pringle

Story from: SunnySkyz

Richard Pringle’s three-year-old son Hughie had a serious brain condition that doctors believed was manageable. However, Hughie suffered a brain hemorrhage last year that he did not survive.

Since his son’s passing, Richard has realized more than ever how precious life is and wants to help other parents appreciate the time they still have with their children.

The 10 Most Important Things I’ve Learnt Since Losing My Son

1. You can never ever kiss and love too much.

2. You always have time. Stop what you’re doing and play, even if it’s just for a minute. Nothing’s that important that it can’t wait.

3. Take as many photos and record as many videos as humanly possible. One day that might be all you have.

4. Don’t spend money, spend time. You think what you spend matters? It doesn’t. What you do matters. Jump in puddles, go for walks. Swim in the sea, build a camp and have fun. That’s all they want. I can’t remember what we bought Hughie I can only remember what we did.

5. Sing. Sing songs together. My happiest memories are of Hughie sitting on my shoulders or sitting next to me in the car singing our favourite songs. Memories are created in music.

6. Cherish the simplest of things. Night times, bedtimes, reading stories. Dinners together. Lazy Sundays. Cherish the simplest of times. They are what I miss the most. Don’t let those special times pass you by unnoticed.

7. Always kiss those you love goodbye and if you forget. Go back and kiss them. You never know if it’s the last time you’ll get the chance.

8. Make boring things fun. Shopping trips, car journeys, walking to the shops. Be silly, tell jokes, laugh, smile and enjoy yourselves. They’re only chores if you treat them like that. Life is too short not to have fun.

9. Keep a journal. Write down everything your little ones do that lights up your world. The funny things they say, the cute things they do. We only started doing this after we lost Hughie. We wanted to remember everything. Now we do it for Hettie and we will for Hennie too. You’ll have these memories written down forever and when your older you can look back and cherish every moment.

10. If you have your children with you. To kiss goodnight. To have breakfast with. To walk to school. To take to university. To watch get married. You are blessed. Never ever forget that.

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These two handsome young men are Milk stain and Twitch. Both are rescues, Milk stain (the tubby black and white) i have had since he was 6 weeks old and Twitch (the small black one) since he was 2 1/2 months old. They both love to cuddle with my fiancé and I and are absolute love bugs. They have the best personality and are so different, but we love them both so much. They have stick together thru thick and thin even with the devastating loss of my long time best friend Oreo who passed away last year on November 8th, 2016 at the age of 15. She mothered both boys, it was just her nature to love and mother everything and everyone and they were devastated like the rest of us for months. But with their constant love and cuddles we able to overcome the heartbreak. So is like to nominate these two amazing felines for the pet of the week award!

 

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KKBN Hard Working Man(11.29.17)

Robert Coates

I believe my husband Robert should be honored for this weeks hard working man of the week because not only does he put in the effort at work but also at home! He works full time at Mayfield almond hulling with a smile on his face everyday then comes home to his family and puts so much love and work into us as well! His two little boys admire him and his strong will to move forward no matter what life throws his way! Life has thrown us some curve balls and Robert always finds a way to work his way through them to provide for his family! Thank you for taking your time to read this and we hope this man with strong dedication to his job, life and family wins this week!

 

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KKBN Pet of The Week(11.28.17)

This is my 4 1/2 yr old sweet boy Hobbes. He has made me laugh and smile through good times and bad. I can always count on him to meet me at the door after work and welcome me home. He is such a joy to have around.

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KKBN Hard Working Man(11.22.17)

Eric Garcia

My husband Eric works SO HARD for his kids and family. He always puts the kids and me first i am forever grateful. He works 5 days a week delivering water all over the county and always strives to be better. As a stay at home mom and wife he makes me proud to be by his side!!

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