Friday, October 10, 2008

Families are Forever!


Today is my cute sister-in-law's birthday! So, Happy, Happy Birthday Suzanne! I hope you eat an extra big piece of cake for me and we can't wait to see you next Wednesday!

Tonight was pretty emotional for me. I attended two very lovely viewings, but so sad! The first one was for a remarkable, wonderful, loving man that I used to work with at the Flying J Corporate Offices years ago. I had the pleasure of working with his cute daughter Tricia and she married our good friend Clint. Preston died of a massive heart attack this week and he wasn't even 50! He has such an incredible, beautiful, strong family. I am just so sad that this happened to them and that I can't do anything to make them feel any better! We also had a wonderful man in our ward die this week who was right around 50. He died in a car wreck and left behind a beautiful family also. I ended up waiting over 2 hours just to see his cute family. Lots of people came to the viewing. He was a very loved man also and will be remembered my many. My thoughts and prayers sure are with these cute, sweet, humble families at this time. It just goes to show how sudden our loved ones can be taken away from us, so we have to enjoy every moment! Live each day like it is your last! The only thing that gets me through times like these is knowing that this truly isn't the end, it is just the beginning and FAMILIES ARE FOREVER! Since I have had 2 brushes with death in my lifetime, it really has made me think that everyday is the last. I used to never tell the people around me including my dogs how much I love them on a daily basis, and now that is a have to! I don't hang up the phone without saying I love you, or write an email without an I love you in it. I just want all of you to know how much I love you and appreciate the place you have in my heart. Love to all!






Mel said...

Your sis-in-law could TOTALLY be your sister!!
It is always sad to see people leave this world at such a young age. But it is SO great to have the knowledge that we have in knowing that we can be together forever. Love ya Lis!!

sharpest family said...

How sad! Their poor families! I'm glad you were there for them Lisa. You have such a big caring heart! I love you! I hope you have a wonderful Halloween. Remember when we use to go to haunted houses every year together? Those were the good ol' days. Love ya!

Suzanne said...

I would have liked to go to that funeral. It is so hard when people pass away & they were both to young! Nice pic don't I have a better one, like wearing makeup! LOL!

Heather Bergsjo said...

I love reading your posts. They alway's have such good advice. Keep them coming!