Tuesday, January 25, 2011

R.I.P.


Well this past weekend I spent Celebrating the Life of one of my high school friends Doyle Walker. It was a bitter sweet celebration. Bitter, because it was hard to say goodbye to him and it was hard to see his mother and wife hurting so much. I think the hardest thing was realizing that we are now getting to the age where these sort of things will happen more often and that life is just so short and we cannot waste a second. We cannot put off till tomorrow. We must do it today. A few months ago several of us from our school had a get together, thanks to face book, and we talked about getting in touch with Doyle. We should have done it the days soon after. It would have been nice to spend a little time with him. The Sweet, because God promises us that one day we will all be together again and knowing this brings such comfort to my heart. Doyle is at peace now with our Father!!! Forgive me Doyle for not keeping in touch with you all these years. We should have remained as close through the years as we did during our school years. Forgive me Father for taking for granite the time you give us each day. That you only promise us today and not tomorrow. Help me to be a better daughter, sister, wife, mother, and friend. That I always stay in contact with the people in my life. Amen!!! Also it was sweet, cause his life celebration brought a bunch of us school grads together that I had not seen in a very long time. We were a small group of only 28 and so we were very close to one another. Like brothers and sisters close. So it was really great to see my old friends. I do not mean old in a age since. I mean old in knowing them for a really long time. 34 years short!!! Everyone looked great and for the most part, have not changed much at all. Some of us, a little thicker, a little greyer, a little less hair, a few wrinkles, but none of that mattered. We were just all so glad to see each other. Thank you Doyle for bringing us back together. We will never forget you!!! RIP... This will be the second class mate we have lost. The first was Dawn Compton. She died July 1997. 16 years after we graduated. It was sad as we did not know of her passing till much later after it happen. So we were not able to pay our respects. So because of these 2 people, several from my class have started a Face book Fan site. On this site we are inviting all the people that went to our school and we are putting up memory page of all the friends that have passed away. Our class only having 2, but many classes above and below having a few in each of them. It really is sad to know that these people died and I did not know. So glad we are doing this site and now we will all be able to stay in contact with one another and plan some really great get togethers. Something good, from something bad!!! God is amazing!!! Through this site, no one will ever be forgotten. They will remain not only in their families hearts forever, but in all their friends hearts as well..... R.I.P.

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