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Friday, March 7, 2008

A loss of a friend

I woke up this morning and checked my emails like I always do. And I found, to my dismay, that a friend of mine had passed away unexpectedly. She was a mom of three girls and was only 29. I know there is a reason for everything but sometimes it's hard to understand. And I think I relate to this death because I'm 28 and I have 3 kids as well.

I was thinking about the people that I have met and the people that have touched my life, and did I do enough to touch there's? I wasn't ever close to Misty but I would call her a friend. Just recently I've been getting back in touch with friends from High School, and I had Misty's email address and had been thinking about emailing her. I thought about this for about 3 weeks. Why didn't I email her? Not that I could have changed the out come or anything, but at least she would know how she touched my life so many years ago.

I wasn't popular in school and most of the friends I made were because I was part of a Cross Country team (I've only kept constant contact with one girl friend and we grew close through a class we had together... You can learn a lot over fish crackers). I think now that I'm back in contact with some it's because we have family and kids in common. I learned a lot from the girls I raced with, and when we graduated we all parted ways. I've wonder what happen to this person, or that person, but never did anything about it. And now... at least with one person I missed that chance.

How often do you get that prompting to call someone or write a note, or just even offer a little prayer for them, and you didn't? Are we doing all we can to learn from others, and doing what we can to touch other people. I truly believe that we are put in different places or we meet certain people for a reason.

I encourage you to listen to those promptings and contact those people you have been thinking about for awhile. Or reconnect with an old friend. Drop a note or just offer a prayer. But don't let the time pass you by, we only know a portion of the plan that was set out for us, and if we don't take the opportunity now, we may not get a 'next time'.

5 comments:

Telisse and Kade said...

Leah...... Your so right! However with Misty she was so sick (depressed)that when she heard from us (friends) either by email for by letter she didnt respond. She was at an all time low. She had been fighting the depression for quite sometime. However I think you would be relieved to know that Shawn is doing very well and is going to stay in Ohio with his girls. He told us that Misty had done everything she could and was a wonderful mother. Its unfortunate but she is in a better place and Shawn will do a great job in raising those beautiful girls. Her link is on mine and the password is England.

THE BENTLEY'S said...

thanks for that leah. she will be missed:) it's so true though to try and always listen to those little whispers you just never know.

Terri said...

I am sorry for your loss, Leah. (((((HUGS)))))

Lucy said...

Leah, thanks for this reminder, and sorry for losing a friend.

EmilieAn said...

leah all my love. Its scary being a mom. But even more when you realize you're mortal.

I'm sorry I wasn't there for you.
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