On Tuesday morning, I was outside of DC on a site visit doing a punchlist for a building that is almost finished. There were some things that have to get done in the next 1.5 weeks or big time money is at stake...like 6 figures kinda money. AKA I have just a tiiiiiny bit of pressure between now and next Friday. Totally fine, we came up with a game plan and all will be well. I still stress it but it's ok.
Then I get in the car all worked up about getting a sink put in this building and receive a text from my Mom. One of her friends had a massive heart attack and her husband found her at the bottom of the stairs Tuesday morning.
Everything stopped. Shock set in. No one can believe it. It can't be true. She was too young...in her 60's. Not fair. It's just not fair.
And I was so worried about this silly building. It just isn't about all that. It's about relationships, it's about friendships, it's about the fact that she has two grown children who don't have their Mom any more. It's about she didn't get to have grandchildren. It's about she leaves a husband she has been married to for 40 years. It's that all of her friends (they call themselves the Champagne Ladies) are now planning food for a get together to celebrate her life. They shouldn't be doing that. They're too young!
So I guess my point is that you just never know. It's a reminder to love on your friends and family, go visit or call folks you haven't spoken with in awhile, do nice things for people, exercise often to keep your body in good shape (even if it's a mile a day!), don't hold grudges, celebrate every day as a special occasion and live life to the fullest.
Please keep this family and all of their friends in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you all.