I got a reality check yesterday when I got a call from a friend who is helping me coach our Odyssey of the Mind team and she was crying because she had just lost a friend yesterday who had been ill. I was thinking of my troubles with losing things on my computer and they didn't seem quite so bad anymore-- I still have my family and the memories in my head!
Then I found out that one of my own friends, not real close but I have spent lots of time with her over the four years we've lived in Lancaster, just died suddenly of a heart attack on Tuesday evening. She left her husband and two beautiful daughters (middle school ages). It just breaks my heart! I took Ellie out for a walk and that is where we spent time together-- walking the path behind our home-- and I just cried. Maybe it's the age I am now, that these things might happen more often. It isn't easy to think about. Heart health is something that women need to pay closer attention to!!! I will miss Cathy and there seems to be a void in my world now...
The sun is shining today... it is a beautiful day. I guess those of us who are still here need to pick up and go on. And keep appreciating all the beautiful things that are still in our lives.
*** Cheer up with me: click on this link to hear what my daughter and I are loving to listen to lately: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8Z-DIAthbM
*** Jenn Docherty is blogging again!!! And I've missed some since October! She's already had snow in New Jersey... check out her blog at the right on my favorites!!