This past weekend I was reminded of just how precious life is. One of my husband’s former students was in a terrible accident last week and passed away this past weekend. While I never actually met this young person, I remember my husband talking about him and what a wonderful person he was years earlier when in the middle of a sports season and being his coach.
He mentioned the wonderful qualities he possessed such as being respectful, hard working, a leader, and one of his favorite young people to coach. If you work with young people you know what I mean; he was something special. In the past few years I’ve only heard the same things about his siblings and family. It was with a heavy heart that we heard he did not make it in the wee hours of Sunday.
My husband and I found ourselves wide awake after that phone call. Both of us so sad for this young man’s family and fiance. We discussed the injustice of bad things happening to good people. My husband talked about the young man fondly. For the past few days we’ve been back and forth to the tragic accident and how quickly life can change.
In the blink of an eye your life can change forever. This week and in the future enjoy every moment with your loved ones. Give them that extra hug. Linger a bit longer in your goodbye kiss. Put work away and enjoy each other. Run because you can. Explore and enjoy the fresh air; feel the breeze on your face and in your hair. Be thankful and gracious for all our days are numbered-we just don’t know in what way.
My thoughts and prayers go out to this family. May they find strength in the coming days. The world is short a wonderful person; may we learn from #32’s impact.