I haven't posted this week for many reasons. First of all, we had to go out of town to College Station so that my dh could take his continuing education classes needed for his license (pest control). We took the computer, but I had no internet connection while out there (as much as I TRIED to piggyback on someone else's wireless connection!). But, mainly, I didn't post because a friend of ours passed away on Tuesday.
Her name was Renee. She was only 49 years old. That's not old. She didn't have cancer, didn't have any health problems anyone knew about. On Monday, New Year's Day, she boarded a plane to go out of town for a business trip. She took her seat on the plane, and then began to feel nauseous. The plane had not even left the gate yet, so she stood up and told the attendant she had to leave the plane. As she went to disembark, she collapsed, her heart stopped. Paramedics arrived almost immediately, and were able to start her heart again, but she never regained consciousness again. She was rushed to the hospital, where she stayed over night, intubated, but she rapidly deteriorated. Tuesday morning, about 10 am, she passed away. She leaves her husband of 15 years, and two sons, ages 14 and 21. Everyone is in shock. She was fun-loving, wonderful person. She loved the Lord with all her heart. I know she is with Him now. But her family, and her friends, are hurting here on earth. Pray for her family as they continue on without her. Our church is in shock, of course, also. Renee and her family were founding members of the church, and she was a key member of our praise team. We will sing and play tomorrow morning and it will be so sombering to perform without her.
It truly makes you think about the fact that you can just die anytime, without warning, so you should always live as if before the face of God.