Monday, April 26, 2010

It's a Sad Day

One of our good friends was killed in a car accident yesterday. He was our age, with a wife and two small children. I met him two years and one week ago, at Violet's first birthday party. He and Jeremy grew up together and reconnected when we moved back here to his hometown. For a time he even lived in this house when they were teenagers.

He was a great guy, always willing to help. He's the person we called when we had any computer issues. He set up the wi-fi I am using right now. Just a few weeks ago he drove Jeremy to pick up the new couch and helped carry it in. Like I said, he was always willing to help a friend. We loved taking Violet out to dinner with him and his family, even though Violet would inevitably become The Screaming Kid in every restaurant.

Our friend was so excited because he had recently bought an iPad. I'm glad he didn't wait for second generation model to come out like I told him to. But, that is all incidental. What is tearing my heart out right now is thinking about his wife, as she will have to explain to their two children where there daddy is, and why he isn't coming home.

Don't let the mundane tasks of living obscure what is truly important. Tell your family that you love them today. Every day.

9 comments:

nacherluver said...

How heartbreaking. I am so sorry for the loss of such a great person.
Thank you for the reminder to live and love for every moment we are given.

Annika said...

Oh Mary, I'm so sorry.

Maggie May said...

God I'm so very sorry.

Buzzardbilly said...

Oh, Mary, I am so so sorry. I hate to hear this about your friend's untimely passing. If there's anything I can do for you (like be here to vent), you know how to reach me.

*mary* said...

Thank you all.

Something Happened Somewhere Turning said...

I am sorry to hear this. My condolences to all the families. That is truly sad.
Tell Jeremy I'm sorry about his friend also.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You, Jeremy and his family will be in my prayers. What a tragedy...

Constructive Attitude said...

I'm soooo incredibly sorry for your loss.

Sidd said...

Ah, my heart goes out to you, your family, his family. What a tragic loss.

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