A tragic reminder…

A tragic reminder - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

The past few weeks have been tough for me, family and friends as we were reminded of just how precious life is and the importance of treasuring each and every moment with the ones we love the most.

Originally, I had planned to take a short media hiatus over the last school holidays to enjoy some time with my children. But the importance of spending time with the ones I love the most was highlighted in the most awful of circumstances when I received the news that a dear friend had passed away.

The loss of such a kind and generous soul from this world is beyond comprehension. Nothing could have prepared me for the news of his passing. I have experienced the death of my own father recently, but this is altogether different. This was a life taken far too young and with so much more to give.

It leaves behind so many emotions, so many questions. The shock, the sadness, the anger … but most of all there’s the love that still flows for my friend and also the beautiful family he has left behind.

To watch one of my closest friends going through the toughest of times as she comes to terms with the loss of her husband and the father of her children is absolutely heartbreaking.

It’s a tragic reminder to treasure those most precious in our lives.

Embrace life and everyone special you have in it. Each and every moment, no matter how seemingly simple or mundane, is precious, unique and important. Make every moment count. Don’t let a tragedy be the thing that leads you to this realisation.

Rest in peace my beautiful friend. You will forever be in our hearts. Friends forever.


14 thoughts on “A tragic reminder…

  1. So sorry for your loss, Erika, and you are so right, we shouldn’t wait for a tragedy to remember that every moment is a precious gift. I like to live by the words of Muhammad Ali, “don’t count the days, make the days count.” Hugs for you x

  2. Sending much love to you. It is not fair when our loved ones are taken way too soon and leaving a family behind is so sad. She is lucky she has such a dear friend like you to support her.

  3. I am so so sorry to hear of this.. last year I had my father pass away after years of battling disease… but, as the same as you, it was the sudden, tragic loss of life of a close friend that rattled me to the core. You are so right when you say “Make every moment count”

  4. It all seems so very wrong doesn’t it and makes no sense. I am very sorry to read about the loss of your friend and those who are left behind needing to manage life as they never imagined. Love to you. Denyse xx

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