Friday, January 2, 2015

A Long Sad Week

Last night I found out an old college friend of mine died. She was only 49. Her sister found her. No illness known. She passed in her sleep.

Such a hard shock for someone to find their sister dead. Hard horrible thing parents should never have to go through. And it was a shock to hear she passed so young. Vicki was sitting in my living room this past summer when the old group gathered together.

You never know what a day will hold. Vicki just went to sleep and passed.

We think we are in full control of our lives but something like this reminds us just how vulnerable we truly are. Life is a mere breath.

I think Vicki was lucky. She had someone to find her. She didn't lie there for days or weeks until someone discovered she was gone. She also just passed in her sleep. No suffering. What better way to go when time comes.

The Bible says when we are born we are allotted a certain number of days on this earth. We don't know how many days, but God does. That's why we have to make a difference in lives we come in contact with, accomplish what we can while we are here, and forgive.

I'm still stunned. Even though Vicki and I were close in college, we had not been close for many many years. I still think back to those college days and remember when we laughed until we cried. Seems like a million years ago.


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