Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fears Realized

On Friday I wrote about my fears and lo and behold, one of them came to fruition on Friday night. One of the greatest men I have ever known, Jim Miller, died on Friday evening while enjoying a wonderful dinner with his beautiful wife. Jim & Libby were the Senior Directors of Camp Greystone where I attended every summer for many years. Jim was the most positive person I have ever met. He knew how to make you feel like the most special person in the room. He was not above any task be it sweeping the floor or clearing tables. He was a true gentleman.
His untimely passing is a reminder that life is short. Sit down today and tell those you love why you love them. Don't let a moment go by without telling your husband and children and parents and friends and siblings how dear they are to you. Write that letter "you've been meaning to write". Do it today! Call that friend with whom you have lost touch. Reach out; you'll be so glad you did!!!

14 comments:

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Sorry to hear that you lost a dear friend. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to getting to know you and yours.

Jo said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. Your words ring so true ~ live in the moment and let those around you know how important they are to you.

My son just lost a friend of his this week. It's been a really rough time for him.

You're in my thoughts and prayers ~
Jo

Short Southern Momma said...

How horrible! So sorry for your loss. This is the best message! XOXO

Priscila said...

Oh Im so sorry! Im new to your blog but have enjoyed your posts that I have read! Im sorry for the loss! I lost my father 3 years ago and its still really hard! Praying for you!!!
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The Blushing Hostess said...

Indeed, an old friend of mine has just been palced on a morphine drip and has hospice, she is 36 with two little girls. Just as you say, reach for every moment.

pink green & southern said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Sending warm thoughts and prayers~

Jillian, Inc said...

That's one of my greatest fears, too...and I am so very sorry to hear this sad news.

Mrs. Lynch said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. He sounds like the kind of person the world needs more of. You and his family are in my prayers. Today I was at my daughter's Honor Roll assembly and I realized that its moments like these we need to enjoy every second of. Life IS short.

Love Being a Nonny said...

This particular post really touched me. I grew up at a summer camp in the NC mountains as a camper and then on staff even up until the last few years. I am so close to those who operate the camp. There is a closeness that you develop at a summer camp that is unlike any other. May you find peace in such a difficult time. I googled your camp...it looks like a great one. What a loss for that camp. (Mine is www.camplurecrest.org)

bevysblog said...

Hate his for you and all he other Greystone girls... hugs!

The Mrs. said...

Thank you for sharing this!

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