I feel like all I have been writing about is negative things lately. Unfortunately that is not going to change now. Not sure what I expect to get out of posting this but just maybe myself and others can realize that when we think we have it bad there are others who have it worse.
A good friend of mine lost his father last Tuesday to Cancer (there was a article in the local paper - my friend is the wrestling coach mentioned in this article). Now his father was real ill and maybe he is a better place now. But I happen to be headed up to East Brunswick NJ yesterday (my friend is in Sayreville - next door to East Brunswick) and I called my friend to see if he would like to meet at my Uncle's house as he was having a get-together. I left a message and he returned my call about an hour later. He was at the hospital with his Mother who suffered a massive heart attack and as he said "was not going to make it". Turns out he was right and she passed away 7:30 last night. I feel so bad for my friend as he has to now bury his Mom less than a week after doing the same for his Father.
It does make me very thankful for what I have and puts a lot of things in perspective.