2010 has been a rough year on the personal life so far. In January, we found out that a dear friend (Mark Thomas)'s brother passed away unexpectedly. Mike was so caring and thoughtful--he would never hurt a soul. Remembering the good times with Mikey at his rosary really brought out the tears. Then, March 1st, we found out that another dear friend, Paul Gilliam, passed away in his sleep. He was only 6 days older than Paul. Needless to say, last week was a very rough week, thinking of his wife of only a year, along with their family. Crissy has been so strong through all of this...I don't think I'd have her composure. Addison and I went to the rosary on Thursday night, then I went to the funeral on Friday. In the meantime, all of my girlfriends, including myself, mentioned that we'd been crying at the drop of a hat. This death, is the first of "our group". It has definitely opened our eyes to how precious life is, and how we need to remind each other how much we all love and care for each other. I cried all week, thinking about Addison and Paul, and how dear they are to me. Then, at the funeral, I boo-hooed, looking around at all of my friends. We all are such a tight knit group. I could only hope for the support that Crissy has from all of us if something like this were to happen to my family.
So, as I said, losing 2 friends in 2 months, has really opened my eyes. We are trying to eat healthier, and really enjoy every minute that we have with one another. I have tried to become a better person--a better wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. I can only hope to become better and better each day.
Hug your loved ones tight, and give them a kiss. You never know when it will be your last.
To all of my friends and family---I hope you know how precious you all are to me. Thanks for all that you have done for me, and made me the person that I am today. I love you all.