What did Nicholas Ivie leave behind?

No one will dispute that the loss of Nicholas Ivie, the Border Patrol agent who was shot in the line of duty in the early hours of October 2, is a tragedy.  From all accounts he was a well loved and respected man.  He left behind an honorable legacy.  While many are investigating the circumstances of his death, others are looking out after the well-being of his family.  That leaves me wondering if Nicholas ever wrote a goodbye letter to his wife, his baby, his parents…

Of course he wouldn’t have known it was a last goodbye letter.  But that’s the point.  We hear all the time to:

Love Letter Circa 2003. Photo courtesy of Staralee and everystockphoto.com

  • Seize the day.
  • Live today like it’s your last.
  • Always kiss your loved ones goodbye.

Why don’t we add another item to the list:

  • Write a love letter.

You never know when it’ll be your last opportunity to tell others how special they are to you.

If you’d like tips on how to write a love letter, check out my post, How To Write Your Own Last Goodbye Letter.  If you would like to submit your letter for consideration in the printed book I’m compiling, please contact me by clicking on the CONTACT link at the bottom right of this page.

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