Today, a friend texted me telling me that one of the people that we went to school with had died.
I have several of those this year. This one, he was different.
He was always quite. His cheeks were always rosy. He was never the type of guy who didn’t judged you on how you looked. He would always smile at me when we would pass in the halls in school. I never thought anything about it.
It wasn’t until years later, after I had been engaged to my late husband for a while that he told me that he always wanted to ask me out in high school but he didn’t because he was afraid I would say no.
We worked together at the time he told me this and I was happily engaged at the time. I guess he thought it was safe to tell me. Also, his parents were friends with my then fiance.
I told him that if he had asked me way back when, I would have said yes. We never mentioned it again.
After a couple career changes for both of us and life walking all over my soul, we lost contact. He worked with my mom before she retired and he would ask her how I was doing after my husband passed away.
He had recently had heart surgery. In a small town, in my job, you know these things.
It is simply another reminder that we are not promised tomorrow. You don’t have to be old to die. You better make the most of today. It could all end at any moment. If you got anything to say you better say it. I have always tried to live my life that way. NO REGRETS!!!