The phone rang. From the other room I heard, “Oh, my! I am so sorry. Which hospital?”
When you hear those words you know something bad has happened!
A very good friend of ours had been in a wreck and was critically injured! There was a good chance he would die from his wounds and he did 2 days later.
It all happened so fast! No chance to go to the hospital to say goodbye or console the family. Nothing about the wreck or the funeral plans appeared in the local papers. It was just like being shut out of something very personal without any plan of action available. He was just gone! Where would the funeral be held? Where would he be buried? Who was there to care and look out for the family?
Jim was not family. He was a loyal friend and a valuable resource for construction work and built some additions for us. He was honest and faithful to being a good person. Many people knew they could rely on him to do great work for them at reasonable prices! All in all he was a great man and will be missed by many people.
The point here is that in life, these situations happen more frequently than we would like to admit! Here today, gone tomorrow.
The lesson is that nobody knows when their time to die will come. When you like people and appreciate them, let them know as if you might never see them again……………..and chances are you never will!
Don’t wish you had and didn’t!!!!!!!!!!!