Thursday, October 04, 2007
Life Is Short
I am in shock as I'm writing this. Monday we lost two incredible ladies. Tuesday Ryan received a phone call from Lance Mccord our friend Leann's husband. Leann worked at 3B with Ryan for years. Ryan was her boss when he was lead supervisor. She was 34 years old and the mother of four. She passed away at her home Monday. She was the biggest sweetheart. She went to high school with us. Her youngest child was a little older than Jaxon and had a lot of health problems. She spent a lot of time at Primary children's with him. We always had so much in common. We would talk for hours. She helped with the fundraisers for Jax. It's interesting in high school people were afraid of her and thought she was a bad ass. When you got to know her, she would do anything for you and just the coolest girl. I love her and will miss her so much. I feel so sad for her family.
Yesterday I was at work and received a phone call from one of our patients Jason Onken. His wife was 36 and went to bed and died in her sleep. I had just seen them both at Walmart. I was completely floored when he was talking to me. I couldn't believe what he was saying. Jean ran a daycare in her home and had just bought all the groceries and supplies at Walmart for the week. Can you imagine going to bed with your spouse and they don't wake up? Jason was so upset when I was talking to him. I felt so bad for him. He just kept saying he lost his rock.
I guess I'll be busy attending funerals this weekend. I know life is short and it's so fragile. You never know when you see someone if it'll be the last time. I want all of you to know how much I love you and how very special and important you are to me. These two families will be in my thoughts and prayers. I pray our Heavenly Father will bless them with comfort,peace and the strength they will need to go on.
This picture made me smile today. It's Fall and the leaves are turning and I know it's going to be awhile before I see pretty flowers like these. So I thought I would share them. It makes me think in dark times Our Father in Heaven is there. He wants us to feel his love. There is still beauty around us if we just take the time to look around.