I am part of everything I read. — Theodore Roosevelt
Find Me A Stage, I Have Something To Say —MED
September 20, 2018
Lazy morning, I was late to the table today. The news I did view was more of the same topics progressing all week. One moment did touch me. Ms. Megyn Kelly did a segment of a courageous friend that passed away. It was a poignant tribute. My mind wondered to the sadness that surrounds the passing of a friend. There is an old saying that friends can be like family. I would go one step further, they are better at times because you get to pick them. When we experience this loss we step into our friend’s family. We become the shepherd of their history with us. To share with whom they have left behind.
I am drawn to the memory of my husband’s longtime friend PF, a genuine nice guy and gentleman. PF was only in my life a few years but it felt as if we had known each other forever along with his wife MB. We just clicked. When we went to his viewing years ago, I started crying in the parking lot before entering the funeral home. Your laughter with MB, your beautiful blue eyes, your ribbing of friends and your love of your kids filled our hearts. How could you not be here but be everywhere at once? We are now many years after your passing, time has flown by and the kids are adults. MB still has a sparkle in her eyes and your memories live on. Ron always speaks of you with a big smile; he had his men always blow the horn when they passed your house so the kids could smile until the day he retired. I can say as many of us can, Ms. Kelly I am empathic to your sadness. There are times we need to step back from what is going on around us and just say goodbye to a worthwhile person in our life. PF, I am going to hold you to your promise when we meet again. We are going to speed down a highway in the afterlife in a brand new Hummer with Ron and MB!!!!! May not be Route 80 but we will have fun.
As I am typing this piece, the news is that there is yet another mass shooting occurring morning. Early reports are 5 people may be dead. They, like our friend PF, are someone’s friend, child, spouse and parent. I pray for them.
Tomorrow I am having breakfast with an old friend I cherish. Cherish your friends. They have come into your life for a reason, embrace them. Have a great weekend.
Thank you for your time. Hope your level awareness was raised.
The words shared above are my express opinion upon watching the September 20, 2018 morning news shows. My words are meant to raise a level of awareness not malice.