It’s been both a difficult and an exciting four weeks for my wife and I. The Grim Reaper is dancing through our lives leaving death and destruction in its path forcing Kathy and I to attend multiple funerals (and missing others due to conflicts). We have lost long time friends, an admired former teacher, my sister-in-law, my cousin’s wife, and now my baby sister.
OK, that’s enough for now… right? Hey life, let’s take a break from this sadness. But happiness reigned supreme two weeks ago when our first grandchild (a beautiful baby boy) was born here in Omaha. Kathy and I are also waiting for a phone call to come at any time telling us that our second grandchild (our first granddaughter) has just arrived in Chicago. When that call comes we will hit the road and head east.
Life is certainly an adventure, isn’t it? If you are a member of Baby Boomers Laugh and Learn Membership Site (sign up for a 60 day FREE trial!) continue reading… [private_full membership](READ HERE).
We Boomers will be dealing with these issues on a fairly regular basis, I suppose, from here on out. For those of us in our 60’s there are many friends and relatives in their 70’s and 80’s that don’t have much time left. That’s just the way it is. Life is short when you think about it. It’s exciting for Christians to think about God’s Kingdom where we’ll be together again with loved ones. But it still hurts to lose those we have feeling for when they leave this life.
I’m the oldest of eight in my family. I have lost three brothers and now my youngest sister, Lynne. She passed away a few days ago at the age of 53. Way too young for all four of my siblings. It’s a reminder for all of us to love those that mean the most in our lives and to make sure we tell them how much we care. We must do the same for close friends that have been with us through thick and thin.
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