I was informed a couple weeks ago of my cousin Keith’s passing, unfortunately its never news you want to hear. I did not know him, however I hope he lived a loving, fulfilling life. Words are never enough, or sometimes empty for traumatic moments. Parents lost a son and siblings lost a brother.
People die everyday, every second, it is how we die that makes an impact. I have just been given unimaginable news by my sister, her husband’s niece is in the fight of her life. She was in a fatal car accident, her friend did not survive the crash. My sincere wishes to my brother-in-law’s family, his sister, and the family that lost their daughter. There is a mother scared to death, facing the most unfathomable outcome and another has. The fathers as well.
It is surreal that this has taken place. I met this young lady twice, my last time seeing her was when I went to Elizabeth City in ’07 to visit my sister, my brother- in- law’s family was there visiting as well.
We also had a close call, unbeknownst to us, My cousin in Spain was on deaths door from a cold that progressed quickly, being life threatening (while he took a couple of days up North with friends and his wife in Madrid) having no immune system. He is a tremendously active, healthy man, who got a freakish bacteria. He had cold symptoms before he left for Madrid, and it spiraled. I’m so thankful he is fine and well.
My family and I got word Sunday, March 14th that my cousin Mike died in a head on collision. I never know what to say in those situations, I have not experienced a loss by death. I can only imagine, and that is nowhere near the same. Mike was my Uncle’s only son and they were very close. They both reside in different states, so any time they could get together they did.
The world really operates backwards most of the time, for people who suffer loss, they long to stop time, and for others who have all their loved ones, they disregard them , hold grudges , have severed relationships, for what, and why? There is nothing more incomprehensible then to live a life of regret, solidarity, fear,anger, then why exist? For those of us with our eyes and hearts wide open, we always keep learning in our journey of life. We have individual lessons to learn and to be mindful of the multi -layered human beings that each and everyone of us is. The different experiences, exposures, regions that we come from, makes each one of us who we are. Basically, do not let self imposed limitations get in the way of receiving or giving love in your life.