JuJuBee: Hugging Alittle Tighter Today

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Hugging Alittle Tighter Today

A good friend of mine lost his little brother yesterday. He'd just turned 23 in April, three days before my Maddie was born. He died in a car crash. I come from a very small town, so when things such as these happen, they are felt pretty strongly by everyone. Even if you haven't ever sat down and talked with this boy (I was always think of him as a boy and was shocked to read that he was 23, when did he grow up!?) you still knew who he was, or have heard his name, or at the very least you knew one of his brothers or father or mother.

I've been thinking about life a lot today. About just how precious and fragile we actually are. We tend to think that we are invincible. We treat our bodies badly, we drink too much, or smoke too much or drive to fast, thinking that we would never be that one who would die as a result of our everyday carelessness. I wonder where he was going in that car and if he had told his mom that he loved her that day.

If you do one important thing today, do this: tell someone you love them and hug them tight. You really never know what the day may bring. Don't ever take for granted that your life is precious and the people around you would be devastated to see you go. Take care of yourselves.

We'll miss you Little Cory.
• Posted by JuJubee @ 6/05/2005 09:26:00 PM
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