Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Reflection

Our RV Community/Family has been hit hard.  Many of us have not met each other, yet we share many things, and through the wonder of technology via the internet, we feel like we know each other.  Such is the case with Margie and Bruce, a couple who were killed in a freak accident a few days ago in California.  Margie had two blogs, one about her dedication to maintaining her healthy lifestyle while on the road and the other about her travels.  She left comments on my blog occasionally, and we shared several things in common, including our Weight Watcher’s Lifetime status, our love for our schnauzers and our families, as well as our full-time lifestyle.

When we found about the accident that took her and her husband’s lives in the blink of an eye,  I was shocked, saddened, angry –a whole range of emotions.  I had a hard time sleeping last night and was exceptionally nervous about our travel day today.  I read many of my other friends’ blogs and found most of them had many of the same sentiments.  But I also noticed as I read, and as I talked with friends today, we also are all reminded of how important each and every day of our lives is.

It’s important to be prepared – after all, we really don’t know when or what will happen to each of us.  We only know that our time on this earth is temporary – we’re just “on loan” here,  but none of us really knows when our time is due.  So it’s important to take care of what we need to take care of, make sure whatever arrangements will need to be made are done, and then to live each moment of each day to the fullest.

It’s important to let our friends and family know how we feel about them.  I’ve told several people today how much they mean to me, and I intend to keep doing that every day.  I also intend to be more attentive to the present moment, to live in that moment and to treasure all of my moments.  To all my friends and family who read my blog, please know you’re all in my thoughts, you are all important to me!

We’ll never understand why Margie and Bruce were taken so suddenly, but in the shock and sadness I feel, their family, and our whole RV Community, are in our thoughts and prayers.

9 comments:

Weldon and Sandy said...

Well said................

Janna and Mike said...

So very well said Ellie--we miss you guys and can't wait to hook up in the desert. Love, Janna

Sue and Doug said...

very well said...they were a great couple who have left a huge void in the'blogging community'..we are still filled with emotion when we think of them..it has been a hard few days and harder still for their families.
hug the ones you are with..life is short..

FD5, Retired said...

So true Ellie, so true...

Stay Safe

Anonymous said...

Ellie,

I have followed you for a while from the shadows, I have really enjoyed your adventures. I live in Olympia Washington and I knew Bruce and Margie, they were both such wonderful people. We met for coffee at the McDonalds in Tumwater about a week before they left for Pismo we talked about thier life style and my dream to be a fulltime rver we made plans to meet when they got back...that will not happen now but they will always be in my heart and I am sure if Margie was here today she would tell us to never take anything for granted to live each and every day, I intend to do just that, I will work toward my dream and all ways remember them both. Take care and travel safe, all of the people that I follow will be in my prayers each and every day.
Pam

Donna aka Froggi said...

So well said...this was such a tragedy. With her daughter posting the news as with Tioga George posting bad news on his son's blog, we all need to make someone other than our spouse an author on our blogs as well as having a place they can access all needed passwords (financial as well as social networks, forums, etc).

We live in a connected world...

Susan said...

Such a shock to us all....thanks for the 'reflections.'

Susan & Sam

Phillis said...

Thank you, Ellie for saying what we all thought when we saw the tragic news.

I enjoy and look for your blog updates. Thank you for sharing your life with us, your readers.

Phillis

Paul and Mary said...

Well said...and right back at you! We're so glad to know you both!

I was feeling much the same way when we left Defeated yesterday. I was strangely nervous about traveling, and we thought about Bruce and Margie several times during the day.

Take care,
Mary