Posted to my Red Squad, but a lesson for everyone.
Monday, November 15, 2010
I'm glad you are all here to keep my mind occupied tonight. Just got word this afternoon that a dear friend and former coworker died unexpectedly over the weekend, leaving her 94-year-old mother to use her lifeline button to get the rescue squad to the house. I collected some things she had left at the office, things she would use again if they ever called her back from being laid off, and took them over to her house tonight. Gave them to her daughters to take care of. They are trying to straighten out everything, but all the paperwork they can find is made out for her mother, not for herself, so they really don't have a clue what she might have wanted done with anything. The only will they could find with her name on it was from over 10 years ago when she lived over in New Hampshire!
I guess the only real lesson here is that life is too short, and we should always expect the unexpected. My girlfriend and I were just discussing when we were going to get together with her for our next luncheon or dinner outing. Now the answer is never.
Hug your loved ones, Squadmates (and SparkFriends). Take ten minutes tonight, tomorrow, or sometime during the rest of this week, and tell them that you love them and miss them. Don't put it off! It may be too late!
This is my challenge to you all for tonight.