Counting my blessings...sad news

KathiM
KathiM Member Posts: 8,028
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Wow! I just got news that took my breath away! A friend of ours, 56 years old, was ejected from his car last night in an accident. He didn't survive.

I was sort of bah! humbug! this Thanksgiving. Lesson learned...he was successful in an rheumonology practice, has great girls that are out and on their own...health was excellent...

One never knows, so we SHOULD live EACH day to the fullest!

Have a grand Thanksgiving...hummmmm sherry....one for the bird, one for me!!!!

Hugs, kathi

Comments

  • Monicaemilia
    Monicaemilia Member Posts: 455
    Thanks for the reminder. You are so right. And my deepest condolences about your friend. Monica
  • vinny3
    vinny3 Member Posts: 928
    Sorry to hear about your news. As you say, we need to be thankful for each day we have, and to remind others we know that we love them.

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  • valeriec
    valeriec Member Posts: 348
    I am so sorry to hear about your friend. I know just how you feel-my husband's mother passed away 1 month ago very unexpectantly. My mom has been so sick and his mom was totally fine. It can literally knock your feet out from under you. It just goes to show that one never does know, and we should count our blessings everyday. And ALWAYS tell our loved ones how much we love them. Your friend's family and yours will be in my prayers.
    ValerieC
  • Kanort
    Kanort Member Posts: 1,272
    Oh, Kathi, I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend.

    Hugs,

    Kay
  • lynn12
    lynn12 Member Posts: 8
    very sorry to hear of your loss, and i agree, we should all live each day as if it were our last because one of these days it will be. god bless.

    lynn
  • usakat
    usakat Member Posts: 610
    Kathi,
    Sorry to hear the news of your friend. Thanks for the reminder to LIVE.
    xoxo,
    Katie
  • kangatoo
    kangatoo Member Posts: 2,105
    usakat said:

    Kathi,
    Sorry to hear the news of your friend. Thanks for the reminder to LIVE.
    xoxo,
    Katie

    Kathi...we all take so many things for granted...and of course many of us were jolted into some sort of reality once we were dx'd. So sorry to hear of your friend passing. I have 2 friends here in real trouble...both with cancer.Some of you may remember me talking of them. Lawrie has bowel cancer and is in a serious state with stage 4. Alan has a rare bone cancer, has been fighting it for 7 years and now the chemo offerings are depleted.Sadly Alan may succumb to his illness in the near future.
    So sad it is but we cannot change destiny. Only hope that we may be more compassionate and understand that there is always another story more difficult than our own.
    Ross and Jen