Friday, January 5, 2007

upsetting news

Just yesterday, on my Blogspot journal, I wrote concerning the sorrow I felt at the dying of a message-board acquaintance.  I happen to have met him a few years back, but even if I had not, I would have grieved at the passing of such a nice fellow; he was loved by everyone, and his sweetness and good humor showed through on his posts to the forum.

Today I learned of the passing of the husband of one of my longtime AOL acquaintances, and thought about the fact that the more people we know, the more messages of grief we're going to receive.

I never met these folks face to face, but I feel I know them well.  When I was sending out daily poems, Patty said Bob was anxious to read them.   They've made a habit of keeping up with my goings-on, here in my journal.

Such a sad thing, totally unexpected here.  Patty and Bob were active and busy, and I really never thought of losing one of them any time soon.

Then there's the recent illness of my friend, Lona, who is still recuperating slowly but surely.

We'd better enjoy one another, folks, while we can.

Reminds me of  James 4:13-14 in the King James version of the Bible:

"13: Go to now, ye that say, today or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
14: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away."


sugarsweet056 said...

May God be with these families.

marainey1 said...

I'm afraid that the older we get the more frequent will be the passings of friends our age or older.  Treasure today because we sure do not know about tomorrow.  'OnYa' - ma

magran42 said...

We would do well to remember this EVERY day.  Most of my Mom's friends are already gone and those left are not in good shape at all.

ickivic said...

How sweet you are to care so much, God Bless you and comfort you, Vicki

siennastarr said...

Donna, I can relate to how you are feeling.  We don't have to phsically know one another to be joined in spirit.  I have sat and cried many times over the pain or death of someone that I have never met, and yet feel such a bond with.  Life is so fleeting, like the scripture says.  
We need to love and be kind to another every day, as we never know when it will be our last..


tendernoggle said...

Lord Mosie.I am so sorry.....and you know that I know too well how fast your life can fast a loved one can be gone forever...PLease folks....listen to those that are with you like it will be your last time to do so....because it may be.....I was lucky..I got to tell my husband that I loved him and hear him tell me the same  .........just one minute before he died from a massive heart attack.
love ya Donna,

randlprysock said...

So sorry to hear about this and my prayers are with you.  Hugs,
Lisa : )

csandhollow said...

My mama commented some time before she died that her friends were gone and now all she had were people to pick on.
It is sad when we start losing our friends. I know I may not be all that old but I have been losing my friends to death already. It hurts. It makes you think about your own mortality.

toonguykc said...

This time of year seems much too full of death and sorrow.  I'm sorry to hear about your friend.


fowfies said...

Amen to that. Each day is a gift.

gaboatman said...

We must treasure our friends while we have them.  Sorry for the loss of one yours.  A very fitting verse for this post!