Sunday, April 20, 2008

Life changes in an instant

This morning I'd promised a coworker I'd help her move. We were up bright and early. The day was beautiful. Though it didn't feel that cold, it must have been, as there was hail, and a bit of snow. And the sun was shining.

Then we heard. Another coworker had traveled to southern California to visit family - to celebrate a big birthday. Her husband was excited to ride down there - he's a bicycle maniac. There was an accident - the details are still fuzzy, but he was hurt yesterday, and died last night. They are about my age. They had one of the best marriages I've seen...their kids are grown, and they were so close, as many couples whose kids have left the nest are.

I'm exhausted, physically and mentally. I've called a few friends, to tell them how much I love and appreciate them. Times like these make us realize the fragility of life.

I know I need the Stirring tonight, but I don't know that we'll make it.

4 comments:

Hal Johnson said...

Gosh that's awful. I know how you feel: you want couple like that to live long lives together.

B.Rubble said...

Annie:
I feel for you, and pray for you and your friends family. I know that family was blessed though. God saw his creation working his wonders, and said "I want HIM by my side" and called him to his reward. I know it's not easy, and anything said sounds like so much bovine scatology infused pablum, but I believe it to be true. I didn't make church last night either. My back wasn't up to snuff, so I sat home and whined a little. Nothing compared to what you're going through. I'd love to give you my number, but this is too wide open a forum to do so. Feel free to call Chris Cable and let him know you can have my number. Day or night, rain or shine, happy or sad, you call if you need a friend or a shoulder. I'll be here, or there if neccessary, a.s.a.p, or, STAT if you will...Love and prayers
Barney

cable said...

I'll be praying for you and your friends. Hang in there.

KalynRebecca said...

and you feel bad for not being there to hug me... amazing. You and your coworkers are in my prayers. May God go with you all and bring you all peace this week.