Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Hug A Little Tighter Today

On Monday morning my neighbor and friend, Christine Witte, was killed in an apparent hit and run in front of her mother's home. And just like that she is gone. She was 51. Her husband Ron died suddenly and unexpectedly in 2009.

Chris had been our neighbor for twenty six  years. Our kids played together when they were young. Chris was the kind of person who knew everyone in the neighborhood.  She genuinely cared about everyone in her circle of influence and was the catalyst for bringing this neighborhood together. The news kind of shook me to my core. I feel off balance.


But what has me the most upset is how sad I feel for her children. To have lost both of their parents in the span of five years when they are so young. It really breaks my heart. You can read more about Chris and her family HERE.

And it reminds me just how precious and fleeting this life can be. How you never know how long you truly have and what moment might be your last. You have no guarantee of tomorrow. But each day that you wake up you do have TODAY. Make the most of it. Live it fully. Love and be Kind. Give. Play and have Fun. Breathe deeply. Sing and Dance. Paint and Create. Do the things that bring you joy and worry less about all the "shoulds".

And hug your loved ones a little tighter today.





11 comments:

Missus Wookie said...

So sorry Cheri :hugs:

alexa said...

So sad to read this ... And thinking of you and their family, Cheri. Life is indeed fragile, and you do right to remind us. Mine are far away but hugging them close in my heart.

Karen said...

Oh, Cheri, I'm so sorry. I said nearly the same thing to friends at lunch today; you just never know. Thinking of you and your friends. Such a tragedy!

Melissa said...

So sorry to read this sad news today. Definitely a reminder to treasure all the moments we have with those we love. Sending prayers out for her family & friends today!

Barbara Eads said...

OMGosh! That is so sad. You are so right---it's times like this that remind us how precious and truly short life is. Prayers to you and your friend's children.

Karen said...

Oh Cheri I am so, so sorry.

Sian said...

That's so sad. What a huge shock. I'm very sorry

scrappyjacky said...

So sad,Cheri.

Miriam said...

Cheri, sending loving thoughts across to your friends children and to you for reminding me how precious life is.

quiltingfool said...


so sorry about Chris. I remember her from saying hello to her at the grocery store when I was visiting. Hope they find the driver who did this and didn't have the courage to stop. How very sad!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Wow, Cheri, what a tragic reminder to cherish our loved ones and the good things in life.
I am sorry for your loss.
Rinda