Gone too Soon
I was getting ready to write my Sneak Peek Sunday post, but then I stopped. It has been a really emotional, long week.
I didn’t get to all the posts that I promised last week, and I didn’t want to promise you a bunch of posts for this week unless I knew I would get to them.
Instead, I wanted to take the time to remember some special people who left us way too soon this week.
I met Matt when I transferred to the University of Arizona my sophomore year of college. There weren’t too many guys in the Dance Department, but Matt stood out. He was tall, graceful, and just had a gentle presence about him. We took many classes together, and worked in a my first dance piece at U of A.
Matt helped me celebrate my 21st birthday, and we even ended up graduating at the same time. Once I left school, we lost touch, but through Facebook found each other again. I loved reading about his many Dance successes throughout the years, and he was doing so many great things for the adult dance community in Arizona.
Matt was taken unexpectedly this week, leaving behind so many people who will miss his smile, his wonderful energy, and the beautiful way he danced. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Since I’ve joined the blogging community, there have been so many welcoming people. Melissa was one of those women. She wrote a wonderful blog called Wading through the Motherhood. I could often relate to so many of her posts, and she was very supportive to me, as a new blogger, and also as a mother.
Even though I never met Melissa in person, I felt like I got to know her through her writing, and also through talking with her in a blogging/networking Facebook group.
Melissa also passed away unexpectedly this week, leaving behind 2 young children and a loving husband. My heart breaks for her family and friends. I also send my condolences to them, and to everyone that is missing Melissa right now.
I’d also like to send much love to my friend Tiffany this week. She lost her Father, and had to say goodbye on Wednesday. Even though I never had a chance to meet him, I know he was a great man from the wonderful things that were said about him at his service. You could feel the love for him and sadness from his loss in the room. You could also tell he made a great impact on the people in his life. Tiffany, my condolences to you and your family.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by today. If you pray, please say a prayer for everyone that is hurting and missing someone right now. If you don’t, that’s OK too. Maybe, just take a moment and hug your loved ones, or call an old friend. Life is too short.