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.