Friday, June 27, 2014
This week has seen the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. I have been so incredibly happy for my son, with his graduation and he is going to lots of parties. I have been invited to a few myself. This Sunday, I am throwing him a brunch with friends and family to celebrate. So many blessings.
Today, I got a message from a girlfriend that has thrown me for a loop. We have been friends for over 40 years. I was the maid of honor at her wedding. I remember how she struggled to get pregnant, went over a decade trying. She just didn't want to do fertility treatments and then, just one day, she was pregnant. We were so thrilled!!! She had a beautiful little girl named Sarah. 18 months later, I had my daughter. We thought this was so fabulous.
I would take my daughter down to Florida to see her now and then and the girls would play on the beach.
I found out today, that sweet, beautiful Sarah died. She had recently gotten married and was visiting her mom. She said good night to her, went to bed and never woke up. Apparently she had undiagnosed diabetes. She died in her sleep at 24 years old.
I can't stop crying. You just don't expect these things and I think it's even harder because I had been so happy.
A little prayer for my friend Sherry. Her life without Sarah will be nearly impossible. I just keep telling my kids how much I love them. You don't know what tomorrow will bring.