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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Thoughts on Mortality

Mosquito had a friend who died suddenly last week. He was only 26. He's out of town for the funeral. I would have liked to go, but someone needed to stay home with the Punkin. I only met the deceased once and I honestly don't remember talking to him all that much. It was at my SIL's wedding and I was meeting so many new people. I know his parents better. I had met them on one of my first trips out to visit Mosquito's parents when his mother threw a brunch to introduce me to all her friends. Then they came out to our wedding and we had some lovely conversations. And I spoke with them quite a bit more at my SIL's wedding. They are such nice, sweet people and I can't even imagine their pain right now.

When things like this happen, I always think about how I need to get my affairs in order. I think about how I really should have a will. I think about how messy my house is and how much junk I have scattered everywhere that the people I leave behind will have to deal with. It makes me want to hug my daughter and tell her how very much I love her. We're all going to die someday and we don't know when or how it'll happen. We need to live each day to the fullest and not take our loved ones for granted.

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