I didn't mean to take a bloggin break, I just had so much hapen in a short amount of time. On Saturday, July 28th my cousin was killed in a motorcycle accident. She has been riding motorcycles since we were kids. No one knows exactly what happened except that she drove off the side of the road, hit a culvert and the bike started flipping end over end. She died from a broken neck. She and I were never very close as adults as we chose different paths in life, but it was still a shock to us all. She was 45 years old.
Then on Tuesday I got a call from a friend telling me that one of our good friends had died. He had been diagnosed with testicular cancer and on Friday had undergone surgery to remove the lump. The surgery went well and he went home. Then Sunday he started bleeding and they took him to the hospital. He was having some trouble breathing and in the course of about 12 hours, he was gone. He leaves behind a beautiful and wonderful wife and a lovely 15 year old daughter. We had not seen him and his wife for some time. We used to go to church together and our son and his daughter went to school together, and so we got together often, just to chat and enjoy each others company. Since we had left the church, we had not seen them very much but everytime we talked with each other on the phone we would always say "We have got to get together soon, I have missed you so much". But, we never did. Now, we never will. It's ironic that we can take the time to go to the funeral home and the funeral, but we never made time to go visit. I am having alot of regrets right now. I am feeling so guilty.
Saturday night my husbands aunt called from South Carolina to tell us that his uncle has inoperable prostate cancer. He will the taking radiation treatments, but his prognosis is unclear.
I am pledging to start taking the time to visit more with my friends and family, to spend some time with them, to take them flowers from my garden. I get so caught up in working a full time job, running a household, chauffering my son, and a million other things that I neglect slowing down and enjoying my friends and family, until it's too late. I don't want to be too late again.
Sorry for the long dull post, I just needed to type this out and get it off my chest.