It’s been a pretty tough year for our family. It seems like every few weeks there’s a new family emergency. I went 21 years without attending a funeral and apparently these past few years, I’m making up for lost time. We lost another yesterday afternoon – it was very unexpected as she was only 51 and in seemingly good health. Even though that side of my family had grown a little distant, I still feel shocked and saddened by the news. It just seems so strange to picture loved ones and then realize that they’re no longer there. It was just 2 months ago that we saw her at my cousin’s wedding.
My husband and I were gearing up for our first long bike ride together when we got the news. We still went and it was a great way to clear my head, although there was a 1/2 mile section where we were on a main road with cars and I kept thinking about how if one of these cars swerves, this could be my last day too. Just a little reminder to me that I need to live each day to the fullest because it could be my last.