Cindy Lou

Journal to share my thoughts and daily events with friends and family
in my journey through Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML).

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Life is short

Hi Everyone
I'm sure you can tell by the title that this is not going to be a happy post. One of my friends from childhood passed away on Saturday. He lived on the farm across the street from ours and I spent many a day there during my childhood. His sister was one of my best friends. His funeral is tomorrow. He passed out in the milkhouse last week and after several surgeries, succumbed to an aneurysm. He was 55 years old. Too young. Life is too short. He leaves behind many who are going to miss him tremendously. As I have said before in many of my posts, we need to savor every day, every hour we have here. Only the Lord knows our final hour. It was Dave's hour. So, I will call my children today and tell them I love them again. I will give my husband an extra long hug to let him know how much he means to me. I will call my parents and tell them I love them. And I am telling all of you how much you mean to me. Your support of me and my family has made a big difference in our lives. And remember "seize the day".

3 Comments:

  • At 11:29 PM, Blogger John said…

    I was very sorry to hear about Dave's passing. My dad told me there were literally thousands of people at the funeral. I was happy to hear a good man was appropriately honored.

     
  • At 9:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I spent my 7th, 8th and 9th grades working on their farm- never worked much harder in my entire life. My freshman summer I came down with mononucleousus, riding my bike to the farm,worked all day, and after work down to summer conditioning for football. I knew Ozzie, the Shupes and all the boys. A great memory in my life!!

     
  • At 12:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Cindy you are so right Life is short and but for a vapor!
    We do not know the hour or the day either!
    Just pays to be ready to go doesn't it??
    Hate the death of your friend!
    Yes that was a short lived life!!
    My father passed away at 45 almost 26 years ago! VERY VERY short lived life then this year I had a class mate to pass away before his 45th birthday!
    We never when the next hello will be or the next good bye!
    Let's all grow in love!!
    Love each other, Live for the LORD!
    Love our families and Hugs our loved ones and children too!
    God Bless you at this time!

     

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