November 30, 2017

Life Is Too Short

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Man, life is short. Way too short for some. Last night I heard the devastating news a former coed soccer teammate and friend passed away due to complications from a brain aneurysm over the weekend. Saturday to Wednesday and he was gone. So many prayers went up for a miracle, but his brain and body just said no more.

He was a great teammate, one of the hardest working on the field. Always had an encouraging word after a muffed play, always gave 100% and took the time to say hi to anyone he knew. Whether there were issues on the field or not, he always had a friendly "hey" for someone. 

Since our move I hadn't really spoken with him. But this still hurts. He was so great. So kind. So YOUNG. It breaks my heart he won't get to live a full life. Won't find the love of his life. Won't get to be an uncle to his best friend's kid. Won't get to see his brother get older. Won't get married. Won't have kids of his own. Man, what a knife to the heart. 

Death has a way of shaking out the cobwebs. Of helping us realize how temporary this time is for everyone. It helps us set priorities. So do that today. Let go of anything weighing you down. Love fiercely. Be kind. Help those you can. Text or call just to say hello. Reach out to that person you lost touch with if you want to reconnect. Be grateful for what you have. Don't worry about what you don't. Take a chance. Take a risk. Make the play. We only get once CHANCE. LOVE!

11 comments:

  1. So sorry about your friend. It is so hard to lose someone at such a young age. But very true about how it shakes out the cobwebs. Hugs to you sweet friend.

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  2. So sorry for your loss friend and my prayers go up for his family and loved ones. Loss is never ever easy and really too short.

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  3. I'm sorry to hear about your friend, you are so true- I know people say it's cliche but life really is too short. Make the most of today, every day.

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  4. Sorry to hear about your friend and teammate! Dealing with the reality of death is never an easy thing! Hugs to you! xo

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  5. I am so sorry to hear about your friend. :( Sending lots of love your way.

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  6. My deepest sympathies. So sad, and reminds us that life is really short and to embrace it all. Many prayers for his family and friends.

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  7. that's so heartbreaking. So sorry to hear about your friend. You're 100% right; we never know how long our time will be on this earth so it's best to make the most of it and tell those in your life how much you love them.

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  8. I'm so sorry, friend. I feel like I've seen so many young people passing unexpectedly lately. It's such a good reminder - and yet - I still feel like I don't give it as much attention as I should. Thanks for the reminder. <3 Hugs.

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  9. Man, this is devastating. So sorry.

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