Saturday, January 24, 2009

There are no guarnatees...

As I sit here watching my daughter play and explore, and listen to my baby breathe as he sleeps, and wipe away tears from my eyes...I'm reminded once again that "there are no guarantees" and life is so very, very fragile. You never know when it can be taken from you, and I wish there were some sort of understanding as to WHY some have to be taken so much sooner than others.


This morning our dear friend (one who has been soo good to Jere for many years) Matt Hill passed away from cancer. He'd only been diagnosed with it 3 weeks ago, and had just finished one round of chemo. Apparently, he was needed somewhere else, but it sure doesn't seem fair, or make it any easier. My heart aches for his darling, sweet wife of one year, for his loving family, for all his friends, for the things that will never be. He was brilliant, talented, hilarious and kind. He took Jere under his wings and showed him friendship and love, for which Jere will be forever grateful, and he will be so, SO missed.


I'm very grateful for an understanding of our Heavenly Fathers plan. I'm thankful to know that there IS a plan and that Matt is in a better place. But MAN, even with that knowledge, it does not make it any easier to accept that he's gone; That mortality is so very, very real. We MUST make every moment count. We need to be doing all we can, striving to improve, working to become all we can. And, we need to love our families, show appreciation more, laugh more, be kinder, don't take anything for granted, because.....there are no guarantees.




We love you Matt, you will be greatly missed.

6 comments:

johnson six said...

So very sorry to hear this! May Heavenly Father give you comfort in this difficult time.

jen said...

So sorry.
That kind of thing is never easy, but especially someone young.

Crandell Fam said...

Nice post. I'm sorry for you guys...sure makes me want to truly enjoy the journey more and make each day more meaningful and full.

LanaBanana said...

Wow. That was very sudden. I remember you just barely telling us about his cancer. So sorry to read about that. :(

Andrea said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend. I have said it many times in the last 6 months... I HATE CANCER!!!!! But I have also learned that through this awful thing called cancer many many spiritual experiences come. As hard as it is, we definately have the opportunity to grow from these experiences. It is oh so very hard now but it does get easier as the days go by. I will be thinking about you!

Dian said...

Such holes in the heart! Prayers and love to you guys and his wife! Wow! I can't even imagine the hard! Mom