Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Last Words

Last night, I turned on an episode of How I Met Your Mother. If you haven't heard of this show, you may be living under a rock, because it is amazing! But despite that, I landed on the episode titled "Last Words." In my opinion, as this entire blog is, it is one of the saddest HIMYM episodes. I'm going to assume ya'll have seen this episode if you are a HIMYM fan, since it is in season 6. So here go the spoilers...

Long story short, Marshall's dad dies in the previous episode. This episode takes place in St. Cloud, MN during Marshall's dad's funeral. His family members were asked what their last words with the deceased were. Throughout the episode, the characters realize what their last words with their fathers were. Now, you should probably watch the episode to understand how I was feeling by the end of the episode. I was sobbing. The sobbing may of been contributed to by the stress of finals week, but it was an emotional moment.

Yes, I am going somewhere with this emotional moment. It got me to thinking. What if your last words with someone were your  LAST WORDS with them. I know we all have thought about it before, but I would like to remind you of this thought again.

As I watched this HIMYM episode last night, I was primarily thinking about the last time I spoke with my father. They weren't the lovey-duvy, inspirational words most people have with their father, as Marshall's brothers had with their father. My "last words" with my father was just normal conversation with him via Skype, more like Marshall's last words with his father. Despite that I love my father, and want him to know that, no matter what, our last conversation was a perfect resemblance of our relationship. We don't need to verbalize our love for each other, it is known. I can see it in his eyes every time I hug him to say goodbye as I head back to school. (Gosh darnit! I'm in tears again)

As the holiday season approaches, and we start to gather with friends and family to celebrate, evaluate your relationships. Be sure that your loved ones know they are loved by you. It may be through small gestures, or it could be a phone call to tell them that they matter to you.

That being said, I would like to shout out to my family, as I know my mother is reading this :) I love you guys and can't wait to hug you on Friday!

Here's to Loved Ones.


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  2. Same thoughts went through my head as I watched that episode. I promptly picked up my phone and called my parents, sobbing about how much I loved them and how I couldn't wait to be home. Good TV inspires big emotions.