{On a Personal Note} Facing the Unexpected

Posted April 9, 2018 by Leah in Personal / 10 Comments

Hi, everyone. I hope everything is going well. I miss talking to you all, but something unexpected happened that I had to step back from the blogosphere.

On March 26th, my mom called me to let me know one of my uncles had died. When she told me about his death, I was in shock. I think everyone in my family was. He was my dad’s youngest brother, married to my aunt for almost twenty years, father to three boys. He had a great sense of humor. He was intelligent and ready to smile. That I’m talking about him in past tense only amplifies the shock. It was so unexpected.

Sometimes the unexpected is terrifying.

March was truly a month of adversity. The deaths of my friend’s mom and my uncle were, for lack of a better word, hard. It reaffirmed that the unknown, the unexpected, can happen at any time. I wrote about the importance of hugging your loved ones. I can’t stress that enough again. Time with your loved ones is a gift no matter what. We have this life with them, so make the most of it. Don’t hesitate in letting them know how you feel. In your life, make things happen. Dream big. Breathe. Take risks, even tiny ones. Do something that scares you. And when you do, keep your chin up and your heart open. These are the things that make life so sweet.

Sometimes the unexpected means redefining life.



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10 responses to “{On a Personal Note} Facing the Unexpected

  1. My heart breaks for you and I’m so sorry for your loss. Losing someone close seems to open up a painful hole inside you that you fear will never close. I agree that it is important to hug those you love all the time as you never know what might be happening next. Take care of yourself. *hugs*

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