We are very close to our neighbors on our right (the other neighbors are butt heads). We share everything, watch each other's animals, have dinners together occassionally, and help each other out with projects. (Plus they gave me one of their horses, and our first 2 goats, and our cow is from the family's dairy farm). Well, last week, Luke's grandmother went into the hospital (he is very close to his grandparents, they are like his parents in many ways) because she had pneumonia. Well, his grandfather was driving back and forth to the hospital to visit her and last saturday night his car hit a patch of ice and he skidded off the road and hit a tree. He was rushed to the hospital, but unfortunetly passed away from his injuries monday morning. Luke and Marybeth (our neighbors) are some of the best people you could ever meet and are a joy to be friends with and it breaks my heart that this happened to Luke's family. So, I just wanted to say, if you are the praying kind, to light a candle and say a prayer for the Lucas family (kinda funny, Luke's name is Anthony Lucas, but everyone calls him Luke, not sure why, LOL).
What is the big lesson? Live everyday to the fullest, don't sweat the small stuff (and some of the big stuff too), go with the flow, and tell your family everyday that you love them. Life is to short and too unexpected to waste days on stress, bitterness, and anger.