It happens all the time. Something happens and I'm reminded once again to hug my loved ones, to really appreciate my husband, to hug my friends and greet acquaintances warmly and say goodby warmly, with feeling.
The night before last tragedy struck a couple who were very well known in our community of 25,000. Three teenagers broke into their home seeking money and shot Bob - 3 times. I don't know where his wife, Linda was in the house, it was in the middle of the night, but apparently her screaming scared them away. He was 79, they got $27.00 from her purse - $27.00! These were people who gave back to our town, they had a business for many years and Linda was busy at the church a lot (Episcopal). They were both nice people. Linda's life will never be the same. Bob is dead.
The entire police force was working on the case and the Wyoming crime lab and it didn't take long. It helps some to know they're caught but we're all still on pins and needles.
My point - you just never know. I plan to from now on let everyone know how much they mean to me, while they're still earth - starting with you. I really love you, my blogging friends. You're here every day when I turn my computer on. We laugh with each other, cry with each other, encourage each other and grow better with each other. Consider that a really warm hug. Diane