Ving Rhames recently appeared on “The Stephen A. Smith Show” and received some heartfelt advice from Stephen A. about dealing with grief.
Ving teared up during the interview while discussing his mother, who passed away five months ago.
Stephen A. gave Ving Rhames grace and allowed him to get his thoughts and emotions out, and then he left with a gem.
Ving Rhames, if you don’t mind, I’d like to steer left by getting a bit personal with myself because I want to give you some words if you don’t mind.
I lost my mother, and I cried every day for about two years.
I was incredibly, incredibly depressed.
But I remember she said something to me about a week before she passed away.
And she looked at me and she said to me, ‘Why are you looking so sad?’
And I just said to her, ‘Because I don’t want you to go. I’m going to miss you.’
And she said to me, ‘Don’t you love me?’
And I said, ‘Of course I do.’
She said, ‘Don’t you think I”m a good enough person and I”m going to be in heaven?’
I said, ‘Of course I do.’
She said, ’Then hold on to the memories. And remember, this is how it’s supposed to be.
Because you don’t wish the opposite. Because you wouldn’t want me to have to see you gone.
I’m going to a better place right now because my job here is finished.
All I need you to do is hold on to that and remember that when you have tough days.’
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We send our love and sincerest condolences to Ving Rhames.
Be sure to check him out in the new film, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, now playing in theaters.