Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Life is to short

I ran into an old friend in Walmart on Mothers Day and when I asked her how she was she simply looked at me and said "not good .... my husband passed away last week" she was there getting pictures from his funeral developed. I was floored here I am moping around cause my hubby will be gone for 15 months and she is dealing with the fact that hers isnt coming back at all. This lady is a little older than me so they were still pretty young and he died I wont go into the details of his death to give the family thier privacy. They just had a baby and thier oldest child is graduating from High School next week and he wont be there to watch that baby grow up or witness thier accomplishments in life. That really put things into persepective for me, I am lucky to have the chance to talk to my hubby no matter how brief the call or letter may be, I know that he will call or write at some point when he has a few free minutes. I can send him pictures of the kids and while he may not be here to watch them grow up during this time in thier lives he is still able to talk to them and be a part of thier lives and I am grateful for that more than I can express. No matter how bad things in your life seem to be, be grateul cause someone out there has worse problems than you.


Burgh Baby's Mom said...

That's an awful way to have to get that reminder. I feel for that entire family.

My boys are Army Brats said...

new blog please!!!

don't publish this I just wanted to beg for an update from you. How about a moving/packing story, or one about your kids being bad? Good? Still alive right?

Damama T said...

I'm so sorry for that family's loss - and all the others, including yours, who have loved ones involved in this mess.

Perspective is such an eye-opening experience. I'm praying that you get to hug your sweetie again soon. xoxo