rm_Bct2Esi 52M/52F
998 posts
10/16/2005 7:22 am

Ok so the last two weeks was the weirdest of my life. I have had some pretty wierd moments in the 39 years I have been on this planet. NOTHING like these two.

Oct 5, we had a family friend loose their 14 year old son, during a routine operation. My step mom passed away on Friday morning in her sleep, then my aunts brother whom I called Uncle passed away on that Sunday. We had the 14 year olds funeral on tuesday, my step moms on Wednesday morning, and my "uncles" on Wednesday afternoon.

It was homecoming week for our school, I was shooting the events. So I was doing all of that in between all the other "funeral" related stuff.
Then my past employer emails me, telling me that the person that replaced me had up and quit a day after they left to go on vacation?

So I finished out my "events" went back to work for them until they can find someone to replace me on last Thursday (thank God, I needed a break). Due to all the tears, late nights working on slide shows, not feeling like eating I now have a wonderful head/chest cold When it gets into my chest, i end up having no voice sprky is loving it. Its quiet around here, he says...hehehe....its tough to answer phones, yell for your daughter and her cross country team, and yell at the football game

Isn't life great hehehehe We are enjoying it, the events of the past two weeks, have shown me, holy is really too try to live it like you were dying. After all we only get one life and so many turns of this planet before we leave it Why go threw it all pissy, angry, jealous, holding grudges? We should embrace life and all its people in it. Smile, giggle, laugh, give someone a hug, tell someone you are sorry, tell someone thank you. See others for what they really are.

rm_Bct2Esi 52M/52F
1375 posts
11/22/2005 6:11 am

Wow frfunman

I am glad that I could help
thanks for that

have a great holiday, I am off to once again shoot pictures of the fesitivities, then put them to slide shows for the family.

rm_Frfunman 61M
3 posts
11/7/2005 3:45 pm

Thanks for sharing you helped put some thingsin my life in perspective. all I have is apigeon divorce(think about what a pigeon does befor it flies off if your not sure here)My Dad's first rule of life was " Life is sexually transmited and ALWAYS fatel" Took a long time befor I started to understand the wisdom here. LIVE LIFE ITS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT. When pain comes share it with others who understand. and remember when life is hard to find joy in rember the joys that those who have shaped your life found in their lives. If you find you were one of these you have touched immortality. Again thanks for sharing. You touched a place in my sole I had forgotten in my own troubles and travels in life.

rm_Bct2Esi 52M/52F
1375 posts
10/23/2005 7:33 am

Here it is another week gone and another starting Thanks for letting me share and getting all of that off my chest Sorry I haven't responded to any of you yet. Been busy with work and cross country...we are going to State this weekend...yehaaaaa I am a worrier by nature as well, I just can't be an observer of life anymore, I want to run with it Like those inicent children running yesterday. Their only goal yesterday....qualify to go to the big race

I took a GB size CF card of pictures yesterday it was so exciting. My daughter gave up her place to go to State to stay with and encourage one of our team players to finish the 5k. She had hurt her ankles and wasn't doing to well, so instead of finishing the race to go to State, she stayed with her. I was however at first very livid with her for doing that. I am a very competitive person now, not sure I would have done the same thing.

As I am shooting them coming in to the final corner I over heard some parents and other coaches commending her for doing what she did and commending the other girl for finishing. That touched my heart and changed my mind. AS she crossed that line I was very proud of my daughter for doing that, not many would have done that. Not more then two weeks ago a child had an asythma attack on a course in Aspen, a young lady from a different school stayed with her until her own coaches could get to her. Not even her own team mates would stay? They finished the race just after the boys started running, it was a different team member that stayed How freaking sad is that. Here I was getting upset with my daughter? That was just wrong! I gave her a hug shed a few tears with the head coach over it and thanked the other Parents and Coaches for letting me know what my daughter had done Oh trust me I was ONE very pissed off MOM, until..........

The lesson I learned I from maybe a race, and everyone is going for that same goal of gotta be first. Every once in a while, you just need to stop to help and stay with a friend, co-worker, family member, boss, whom ever. So that you can finish togather Hope you all had a great weekend Off to make an apple pie and get the CD slide show from yesterday's pictures done and over to the coach Smile, giggle, laugh, even when it feels like you can't, squeeze out that giggle and you'll see

bondra76 42M

10/16/2005 7:32 pm

Sorry for your horrible news Funerals can take a toll on a person I know....Life is extremely have to make do with what you can while you're here...only you will control your life.

I can't believe you're going back to work for your ex employer. You should be getting paid double or something. That says a lot about you as a person. We need more nice women like you around lol..

redmustang91 58M  
8935 posts
10/16/2005 10:38 am

Don't sweat the small stuff and its mostly small stuff! Condolences on your losses. The older ones have a good run but the 14 year old seems sadder. I am sure he had fun in his short life and enriched your lives.

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