Last night while I was on break during my night class I got on facebook (big time drainer) but it was meant to be. A friend of mine who never posts, a girl I became friends with in college, had a post that really hit me. She said that if she hadn’t called you, she wanted you to know that she had lost her best friend, her husband last Thursday. I’m pretty sure my heart skipped a beat. In fact typing this is giving me those cold ice running through your veins goosebumps. I want to cry for her.
I don’t know any of the details but the details don’t matter. They don’t matter just like the trivial things in life really don’t matter. Some days we get caught up in I don’t have this or I can’t do that or yada yada yada but when it is all said and done, the most important thing is family followed closely by friends.
So the words that I can pass on is hug your close ones tighter and longer, put down the phone and spend time with family and friends, be there in the moment because you truly never know when that last moment will be. And don’t worry, I have to tell myself to put the phone and computer down more often than not, sadly!
It seems like in this day in age everyone has their phone up checking this social media outlet or that, texting and just being in the know about everything. What was life like before phones? I somewhat remember that because I was old enough to know. iPhones didn’t come out until the late 2000’s which I was already out of college by then, so life is different for our kids than it was even for me.
If you are the praying type, please pray for my friend and her little boy as well as their whole family. And just go and hug your family a little tighter and a little longer.