I was going to blog about the new 4RV Publishing catalog, but as so often happens in life, my plans were changed -- do to a death in the family.
Why do we humans think we can plan our destinies? I had the week all mapped out the way I thought it should go. Then, a phone call changes everything and makes my thoughts so unimportant.
My youngest child's wife's parents and my husband and I are close friends. In fact, we became one combined family when my son married their daughter. Their son passed away this morning, but the losers are those left with empty spots in their lives and hearts: parents, sister, nephews, brother-in-law, friends, and other family members.
The lesson is life is short and can end without warning. We don't know when we'll say goodbye or if we'll have the opportunity to do so. The last time I saw Jerrald, a little over a week ago, he seemed happy and relaxed. He visited and joked -- left a wonderful picture to remember. He now is free of the wheel chair and limitations of a body that no longer worked. Yes, he's in a better place without pain and discomfort.
Goodbye, Jerrald. Dance all over heaven.