Monday, June 1, 2015

What I learned in May


1) Life is precious. Recently the hubs received the unsettling news that his 32 year old cousin was murdered in broad daylight. She was the innocent victim of a shooting. She was killed by strangers, while in the process of fulfilling her life's dream of owning a clothing store. She had saved meticulously to pursue her dream, and was set to open her store just  two weeks after her life was taken. Her passing came as a shock to her loved ones who knew her as a good role model and upbeat person.

I do not know why tragedies like this occur, or have all the answers on how to stop them. What I do know is that we should all be thankful for our family and friends, and spend time with them when we can. It's easy to not make enough time for loved ones, but you never know when someone you love could be gone forever.

"If we remembered everyday that we could lose someone at any moment, we would love them, more fiercely and freely, and without fear- not because there is nothing to lose, but because everything can always be lost."  ~Emily Rapp

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  1. My dear friend ... I am sorry for this violent, tragic loss. Praying for your family, your friends, even as we speak.

    Lord Jesus, have mercy.

    Hugs, dear friend.

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    1. Hi Linda. Thanks so much. I appreciate it.

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  2. I'm so sorry for you and your families loss. We also experienced the loss of someone in our community recently. It was unexpected and a tragedy. Sending you my thoughts and prayers.

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    1. Thanks, Kara. I'm sorry to hear you experienced a loss as well. i hope your community is able to heal.

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  3. Oh my. We are so, so sorry to hear about this tragic loss for your family. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. xoxo Diana and Jim

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    1. Thanks Diana. Your condolences are much appreciated.

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  4. So sorry to hear this tragic news. I hope that you are brought comfort by her memories. She sounded like a shining bright star taken too soon

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  5. So sorry to hear this tragic news. I hope that you are brought comfort by her memories. She sounded like a shining bright star taken too soon

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