Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hold Them So Close...

I must admit...I am now addicted to Facebook. I don't know how it happened but it did. I blame my friend Trina for the addiction. She was the dealer that brought me to the website to get me hooked! Thanks Trina!

At any rate...I was on there today and saw a picture on my friend's page of one of my other high school friends. The picture was of the two of them together. Someone else had asked my friend how Kathy was doing and we learned that she had passed away a couple weeks ago in a car accident. She left behind two young children.

I have not talked to Kathy since I graduated high school in 1992. It has been sixteen years. But she was a good friend of mine during school. I had Emily on my lap when I read the news. It broke my heart into a billion pieces for many different reasons. I am sad that she has passed and passed SO young. To some, someone my age may be considered "old" but to me, it is considered so young! I am sad because although we haven't spoken in an extremely long time, I still would introduce her to my husband and family as "my friend Kathy". I still consider people I haven't spoken to since high school my friends and I still considered her one. I am sad that she will not be able to watch her children grow into adulthood and get to meet their children. I am sad her children will be without their mommy. I would NEVER want to leave Emily without her mommy. It breaks my heart.

Life is SO SO SO SO short and SO VERY precious...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE hold your children and your family SO incredibly close. You just never know when your time is up. :(

My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to Kathy's children, her family, her friends and to all those who were fortunate to have met her.


Minxy Mimi said...

That is so sad... We mut be thankful for every minute.

On a lighter note.. I love facebook too!
and check my blog, I have an award for you.

Kimmy said...

OMG! Kathy who??? I'm wondering if I knew her.

Life is so short and that's why I stress all the time about my loved ones. Speaking of, I had a horrible dream last night that I lost my mom. I remember crying so much in my dream, hoping to reverse it. I hate those dreams cause then they stick with you all day long. Thank goodness it was a dream though!!

I'm addicted to Facebook too! :O)

Cheryl said...

oh my gosh, this post really spoke to my heart. I graduated in 2000, which seems at the same time to be like last week and like a lifetime ago. and lately I feel sad that I havent kept in touch with people. Im going to make an extra effort.

Michelle said...

Your post gave me the chills. It is a reminder to cherish every minute!

Anonymous said...

This made me so sad. :(
I want to go pick up K & hug her right now (I won't though b/c she just fell asleep and it was a long day).
good reminder though. Sorry for your loss.