Monday, October 18, 2010
My Friend Margie
While reading blogs this afternoon, I came upon some information which has left me stunned and speechless. My friend, Margie, who blogged at My Healthy Living Through Weight Control and whom I posted about in this post last Wednesday was killed early Sunday morning. She and her husband, Bruce, were walking along a favorite route in Pismo Beach, California and were struck by a driver who was attempting to commit suicide. Both Margie and Bruce were killed.
Margie's daughter, Stephanie posted the news on Margie's other blog, Bruce and Margie's Full Time Journey which was the story of their life in a 40 ft. motorhome. I found it when I checked for new posts this afternoon. Few details are available, but I was able to find this article posted by a local news source.
Margie was one of my first "followers" when I began this blog back in May and we became instant friends because of our shared interest in weight loss and in full-time travel. Margie also had a great desire to support new bloggers and spent a lot of time seeking them out and lending her support. Although she and I had never met in person, we were friends. I did know that she and Bruce were Christians and because of that, I know that one day I will meet both Margie and Bruce. Although I look forward to that meeting, my heart still breaks today. Please remember their family. They had two adorable grandchildren whom they spent this past summer caring for during the day while their parents were at work.
Don't let anyone ever tell you these attachments in this world of blogging don't run deep. I know they do! In one week, I've had the highest of highs while spending joyful days getting to know Tish and now the heartbreaking sadness of saying good-bye to my friend Margie, both of whom I only know through a blog I began five short months ago.
I promise to get you all caught up later, but we are just having way too much fun to spend time inside writing posts. And there's still so much fun left to be had. We are making the most of every minute! Bruce and Margie's tragic death is another vivid reminder to never, ever take one moment or one encounter with another person for granted. You simply never know what the next second holds!