Friday, July 23, 2010

Don't Forget To Say I Love You!

From the top of the fire tower at the end of Flat Top Trail looking towards Boone, NC.
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park off the Blue Ridge Parkway
May, 2010

I sat down about an hour and a half ago to write today's post.  This is not it.  The phone rang.  Mr. B answered it and I knew immediately something was terribly wrong.  

Remember the dinner party he and I attended last Saturday evening?  You can read about it here and here.  The phone call was telling us that the precious man who hosted that dinner party with his wife, had died just a few moments earlier of a massive heart attack.   Less than 48 hours earlier, I had laughed and joked with him after choir rehearsal.  We talked about the party and how much fun we'd all had.  

His name was Jack and he knew that I loved him.  Please make sure that not only your family members, but also your friends, know that you love them.   You absolutely never know.................

You don't know this couple, but I know you would have loved them.   They loved each other and modeled that love for all to see.  Ruth's 80th birthday is Sunday.  She and I have always enjoyed having our birthdays so close together.  Please pray for her and their children.


  1. I'm so sorry. It sounds like you really did say "I Love You" to both of them. That will be a comfort to the widow. I will pray for that family and for you two.

  2. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. What a tough birthday and loss for Ruth. She and her family are in my prayers.

  3. Oh, I'm so sorry. I will be praying for his dear wife. It is so hard when a death comes at a time that carries a marker with it like a birthday or holiday It is probable that the viewing will be in process on what should be a happy day for her. So sad. You are and were a good friend. Deb

  4. I am so sorry to read this news. It is the most important reason, like you wrote about, to make sure your family and close friends know what they mean to you. I'll say prayers for Ruth as she tries to cope with this situation. So sad.

  5. So sorry... such an unexpected thing. Thoughts for you and for his family.

  6. Sounds like your friend had a long, full life, and I'm sorry that it ended so suddenly. We don't know what's around the corner for any of us, so saying "I love you" is important, no matter if you're the one leaving or one who is left.

  7. They are in my prayers. We lost one of our great leaders in our church this week too.

  8. So sorry to hear about your friend. ((( hugs )))