Ready To Mark Off March
March has been a doozy. The month, that is. Just filled with bad news after bad news.
A very dear family friend passed away earlier this month. I remember Jimmy taking me to chicken dinners at church and delivering him homemade biscuits Mom had made on the weekends. As did my Great Aunt Helen who had been fighting Alzheimer’s. Helen was an incredibly kind soul and very cool. She was full of spunk until the disease began to control her.
Just this weekend, my brother’s father-in-law unexpectedly passed away. I’ve been thinking about my sister-in-law and the kiddos since I found out. Leave it to Big Bro to lighten the mood though; I asked him to give his wife a kiss for me and he replied with “Do you want me to use tongue?” Ew. No. On the cheek is just fine.
Nobody likes to talk about death but it’s part of who we are as humans. It’s bound to happen to all of us. We just never want it to happen to the ones we care about.
But if accidents do come, we’re happy to know that our loved ones are OK. Like the hubs, who happened to get in a car accident late Thursday night when it was cold, dark and pouring down rain. I hate the unexpected, especially when it costs money. The car is most likely a goner. The hubs is fine, fit as a fiddle. But now we’re having to sort through all that insurance mumbo jumbo and blah blah blah. We took the entire weekend to catch up on sleep and to let our nerves settle. I hate to say it but I’m kind of happy to be back in the office, drinking bad coffee.
March is almost over. Three more days left. Here’s to hoping April is filled with happy news and nothing that involves car parts flying off.
My brother wrote a very touching tribute to his father-in-law. It’s sweet, it’s witty and it breaks my heart. Make sure the ones you love know you love them – it makes life that much sweeter.