That you don’t see daily but hold a special place in your heart because at one point in your life, they helped shape you, or made an impact on you?
Looking back at my life, I’m fortunate enough to have MANY of those people. Those that if I got to see today, I’d give them a hug, I’d ask how they were doing and just feel fortunate that we saw each other.
Well, yesterday I lost one of those people and my heart is aching. I’m sad that I hadn’t seen him in a while. I’m sad for his wonderful wife and son who now have a void in their family they now have to figure out how to cope with.
The man I’m talking about was a teacher and a friend. He was a coworker of my moms, the husband of one of my favorite teachers, and SOOO much more.
I wish I could be there to comfort his family. I wish I could make all the pain go away.
Why do I share all this with you? My challenge to you is to just pick up the phone or even text and say hello to someone you haven’t talked to in a while. I promise, you won’t be sorry you did.