The Gift

Tears flowed down my mom’s face as she sat staring at the screen of her computer. Concerned, I “tapped” her to get her attention. Mom just hugged me tight, soaking my neck with her tears then shared the tragic news.

Sammi, my Aussie friend got hit by a car and died. Oh, Sammi why did you have to die so young? You were so full of life and fun. I loved it when your mom came over to visit my mom and we played and played. Thank you for the times we shared.

The tragedy of losing my friend Sammi, not only breaks my heart and my mom’s; it breaks our heart all over again as we pray for those who knew and loved Sammi the most – Mike and Cindy. How can I comfort such a great loss?

One thing I know is to live each moment to the fullest- like it is a gift…because it is. Appreciate each day.

This life has many joys but also many heart wrenching things that happen like sickness, disease, death, war, and homelessness- the list goes on and on. But my mom read to me of a time that is coming when G-d Himself will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away. (Rev. 21:3) Until then, me and my mom will be thankful for the Gift of life, value each day and live it to max. Until then- we Love you Sammi and we miss you! Thank you for sharing your life with us!

Missing you Sammi!

Missing you Sammi!