Yesterday two people in my life died……one was only 38 and the other was 60…..I don’t know the particulars.
As a child, Zak, the 38 year old, and his family were close friends, but as time passed, as often happens, they all moved out of our lives. However, I still remember him and his family fondly. My heart is hurting for them today.
Nicky, the 60 year old, and I met in first grade. We had classes together all through school and then finally graduated together. I moved away when I got married and we lost touch. She was one of those sweet people who was liked by everyone……..Again my heart hurts.
I am reminded today of how fleeting life is and how we are promised only the second we are living in right now……With that in mind I have to ask myself how would I be remembered if suddenly my life were to end. I’m not just talking about my family and friends who I know love me and would miss me, but what about that lady in the supermarket that I almost ran over with my cart, because I was in such a hurry. Or the man on the motorcycle that I nearly cut off, because I was late for work. And what about the young man who knocked on my door while I was vacuuming to share his “faith” with me. I was so curt with him………How would they remember me?