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.