These last couple of weeks have been a doozy. I had a pretty nasty cold while simultaneously going through the most intense fertility treatments I've experienced so far. It was a wild ride I tell ya. I'm now barely recuperating from the roller coaster but I'm hanging in there. I'm not here to talk about all the medical junk today. I just wanted to share a little thought I had about life in general. I have been sharing 'life lessons' here and there on my blog through the last year and today I'm going to share another one.
When Josh and I first moved to Tulsa, well actually the couple of weeks before we moved here, we stayed with a sweet older couple that we knew through Josh's job to give us a place to stay while we looked for a house. After we stayed with them we became friends with them. This couple is in their 60's and the wife loved to paint, quilt, craft and garden. I had a lot in common with her and really looked up to both of them. We had them over for dinner and games in the past. They would get us sweet little gifts and were just really really kind to us. Well two weeks ago the husband (his name was Drew) passed away pretty suddenly and we were very shocked. He was just the nicest guy and only in his 60's and it just seemed like he was a pretty healthy and active guy. He passed away from complications after a heart attack and it was just a shock to everyone. However, this was a great man and I cannot think of one person who would have one bad thing to say about him. Over a thousand people showed up to his funeral and had nothing but the nicest things to say about him. When we (Josh and I) look back at the four years we've known him we can't help but to think of all the wonderful things he did for our family and how extremely caring he was. That's the kind of life I want. I want to live without regrets and without worry. Just be kind and generous and realize how many people's lives you can touch. He was the best role model for a life without regrets. I get really choked up when I think about him and then I think of what his legacy has taught us...to be caring.
I felt it was so necessary to share this thought here on this blog. It's a little emotional and a little deeper than talking about recipes and cute dresses but it's my real life and these are my real thoughts. I find it only appropriate to share such an important lesson I've learned. I hope I never forget what his life has taught me. I hope to pursue a more generous lifestyle and treat people with the utmost respect and kindness more than ever before. I want to live my life by his example, make him proud. We will miss him so very much.