One of my Facebook friends died this week. That’s what she was, an online friend. I never met her and only connected with her through mutual friends. The main thing we had in common was the similarity of our last names – then she went and got married and ruined that LOL I know we disagreed with many things politically, but we were adults so were never let something like that spoil the fun.
I’ve been wondering if I had anything to say about it – or if I should even try. Though I didn’t know her well, I know her death leaves a giant hole in many lives. And a giant question mark. She was feeling ill all weekend but didn’t think she needed to visit the ER; she stayed home from work, went to bed, and never woke up. I don’t know if there will be any type of autopsy; though an explanation may bring a small amount of closure it would likely bring little comfort. She had really only just begun her happily ever after, and now her husband is left without her.
Remember how fragile life is. Tell those you love how much they mean to you, and tell them often. Think about the last thing you said to someone – what if that was the very last thing you could ever say?
What if your friend went to sleep and never woke up?
Requiescat in pace, Catherine, peace and love to your family.