Friday, December 21, 2007

Remembering Childhood

Yesterday after I reminisced about my childhood days, my mom called to tell me that one of my childhood friends had passed away unexpectedly. (For you Bonneville people, it was Jason Martin.) He, his sister, my brother, and I all played together quite a bit when we were kids. (They were our neighbors.) Of course as we all grew up we went our separate ways, made different friends, and they moved. So I haven't seen some of them for almost 20 years. It was so strange to go to his viewing and see pictures of the kid I remembered and the grown man that I didn't know who was taken from this earth way too early. It was so nice to reconnect with many people I knew as a child and it just really hit me hard how fragile and unpredictable this life is. It made me want to grab on to every single moment and love my hubby, kids, family and friends to the absolute fullest! Anyway, the point of this post is to tell you all I love you and am SO grateful for your existence in my life.


becky ward said...

Jason Martin?! Ugh. That makes my heart hurt. I used to sing Chicago to him over the phone. I will have to get more details from you later.