Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Life is short

We all know this.  We all, I hope, remember it often enough to hug the ones we love and tell them they are beautiful and special.  My good friend Ruth lost her husband today.  He had been battling cancer, iwth increasingly difficult breathing and pain.  But they had a couple OK days over the weekend and then was rushed to the hospital yesterday morning and died today.  Peacefully and without any interventions, which is what he wanted.  My heart goes out to Ruth and to all those who have lost their life partners today.  Today I will hug my husband and tell him I love him.  And I pray that I have years and years full of days to do the same.  But if I don't have all those years, then I pray for the ability to see past the petty trials and tribulations of any given day and remember to tell him how much he means to me now, in case today is the last day.  Rest in peace Joe, you've earned it. 

5 comments:

  1. That's a good prayer. Thanks for posting

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  2. I am sorry for your friend. Hugs all the way around.

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  3. My heart goes out to your friend and her family.

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  4. Joe was quite a guy, and many will miss him, including me. He was my softball coach for a few years, and those memories alone will live in my heart always. Nobody could kick dirt at an umpire like Joe. Wherever Joe is right now, he is giving them hell, and smiling all the way.

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