Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Life Is Precious: Appreciate Every Moment

This post is "raw;" I haven't contemplated it for a while or edited it, so there may be typos, or I may not be very coherent. I may reread it tomorrow, next week, next month, next year and be surprised that I couldn't articulate myself better. But I'll do what I can at this moment...

Up until a few hours ago, I was "lucky" when it came to death as I only had to deal with the deaths of my grandparents. Don't get me wrong, they were hard to deal with, but my grandparents were old and had lived a full life and death was expected.

However, this morning someone who once was very close to me passed away very unexpectedly in the middle of life. Unfortunately, several years ago our relationship got severed, and there never was closure. What's more, the person was unfortunately very troubled all his life.

To A: I had hoped from the bottom of my heart that you would find peace on Earth. Unfortunately, it was not meant to be. I truly hope that you have found the peace you were never able to find while being alive...

Life is precious; life may be short. Go hug those you love. Let those who are far away know what they mean to you. You never know when it will be the last chance to do so....

Andrea

22 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry for your loss-- take care

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  2. Big hug from all of us. I sense he is at peace. Mary

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  3. Andrea, I'm so, so sorry for your loss. This post speaks to me - I understand all to well how life is precious and can change in the blink of an eye. Hang in there - you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  4. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Stay strong. Now the person is at peace.

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  5. I am very sorry to hear about your loss, Andrea. Thanks for a great reminder to appreciate loved ones while they are here, we all need to be reminded of that every once in a while.

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  6. I'm so sorry, Andrea...I know how terrible you must feel right now. I feel so sad for that person, but what's done is done...Now it's up to the remaining loved ones to maintain peace in their hearts...
    Peace to his family, his friends, and you...
    *HUGS*

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  7. This is a lesson we all learn at some point in our lives and it hurts. Warm hugs and peace to you, my friend.

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  8. Oh, you could not have said it better. I'm sorry you lost someone special. Like you I haven't had much experience with death, but I try to remember that life is precious and to never take advantage of friendships/love. Thanks for your words, everyone needs to hear that every once in a while.

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  9. Wow Andrea, I'm so sorry. How sad and yet odd this must be for you. Wishing you peace during this time.

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  10. Andrea, I am so sorry for your loss and also sorry you were never able to find closure with this friend. Sending good thoughts your way.

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  11. I'm sorry to hear about your friend. Sending hugs your way.

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  12. I am so sorry for your loss. May time bring peace.

    {{hugs}}

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  13. I am so sorry :( You are in my thoughts...xxx

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  14. Andrea, I am so, so sorry to read this. My thoughts are with you right now and I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you are able to take the time you need to let yourself grieve. Hugs, hugs, hugs.

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  15. (((Andrea))) I'm so very sorry for your loss... :( You're in my thoughts & prayers today.

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  16. I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  17. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you will be ok.

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  18. May the feelings of sorrow you feel today, turn into warm feelings in the future as you think of the time you did have together.

    So sorry for your loss.

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  19. So sorry to hear about your loss Andrea!

    I haven't faced this yet.... and I dread the day I do.
    And I agree with you message so much...we need to express our feelings while we can...

    and every moment is precious!
    big big hugs to you!

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