Wednesday, October 31, 2007

October 29, 2007 A sad day!

Sorry for not posting in a while, been busy with life, but on Monday life came to screeching halt for me and some close friends.

The friends are Robert & Kathy Brightwell and their daughter Emily passed away due to heart complications. You see Emily was only 18 and had been living with a new heart for the past 25 months. She was diagnosed with a heart problem about 3 years ago and had to have a heart transplant which she had been living with for the past 25 months.

Unfortunately, about a week ago she had to go into the hospital because she was have a round of rejections. The rejection was so bad, that she had to be hospitalized all week and she lost her fight on Monday.

Funeral services will be this coming Saturday, and Rob & Kathy have asked me to speak at the funeral. This will be the hardest thing for me to do in my life, but I will honor Emily and her family by speaking.

Emily was only 18 when she lost her fight, but she had the wisdom beyond her years. Something that I noticed when she was in the hospital 3 years ago was that she always was the most upbeat person in the room. She had something special about her, and she was able to impact so many people with her positive personality. I can only wish that I could be impact full as her and she is a shining example of how a person and their attitude can change peoples thinking.

I found this song and it reminds me of Emily and what she would want us to do, We live we love
We forgive and never give up Cuz the days we are given are gifts from above Today we remember to live and to love

The song is listed below by Christian group Superchick - We Live From the album Beauty From Pain

There’s a cross on the side of the road
Where a mother lost a son
How could she know that morning he left
Would be the last time she’d trade with him for a little more time
So she could say she loved him one more time
And hold him tight
But with life we never know
When we’re coming to the end of the road
So what do we do then
With tragedy around the bend?

Chorus: (2 x’s)We live we love
We forgive and never give up
Cuz the days we are given are gifts from above
Today we remember to live and to love

There is a man who waits for the tests
To see if the cancer has spread yet
And now he asks, “so why did I wait to live till it was time to die?
If I could have the time back how I’d live
Life is such a gift
So how does this story end?
Well this is your story and it all depends So don’t let it become true
Get out and do what we were meant to do

Chorus: (2 x’s)We live we love
We forgive and never give up
Cuz the days we are given are gifts from above
Today we remember to live and to love

Waking up to another dark morning
People are mourning
The weather in life outside is storming
But what would it take for the clouds to break
For us to realize each day is a gift somehow someway
So get our heads up out of the darkness
And spark this new mindset and start to live life cuz it ain’t gone yet
And tragedy is a reminder to take off the blinders
And wake up and live the life we’re supposed to take up
Moving forward with all our heads up cuz life is worth living

Chorus: (3 x’s)We live we love
We forgive and never give up
Cuz the days we are given are gifts from above
Today we remember to live and to love

TK

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