Sunday, March 27, 2016

I Lost A Friend Today

Happy Easter! I hope this day was blessed for you and your families. We had a beautiful day here in Illinois. It finally is starting to feel like Spring. All four of my girls enjoyed their day and for that I am blessed.

I also got some sad news today. Today I lost a friend. The news just spread a few hours ago but I am still in shock. I went to college with Tony and he was the most kind, generous and giving person I have ever met. He was a mere 45 years young. 

All death impacts us in one way or another, but this one really seemed to hit home for me. I guess because I am only a few years younger than him and he was just too young.

Tony's death made me realize that I am not grateful enough of what I have. I need to stop worrying about everything and enjoy what I have in the moment. I am blessed to have a strong marriage of 18 years and four beautiful, healthy daughters. I am in a bad place with my job right now but I should be grateful that I have a job that offers me benefits that I can take care of my family with. My health is good and I need to start taking better care of myself by eating better and getting my weight down. I need to be around for my baby girls.

I have so much to live for and so much to be grateful for. It is just a shame it takes a death for me to take a step back and realize as much. Life is so precious and we just aren't guaranteed anything.

I have to wrap up. My youngest is asking me to snuggle with her on the couch and this is something I can't pass up. 



  1. Life is indeed a gift and we must always remember that. I'll be 65 this year and I'm ever aware that each day is a precious gift.

    I'm so sorry you lost a friend.

    Have a blessed day Lydia. Big hugs. ♥♥♥

  2. Thank you, Sandee. You are truly the best.

    Big hugs!!



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