Death visits us all

Death.  Fact of life, right?  But are you ready for it?  I’ll warn you now that this could be a fairly morbid post.  I need to get it out of my system, though.  So, to continue with our litany of questions, are you ready for death to visit those you love?  Have you made all the confessions you need to make to them, should they be taken from you by Death this very moment?  Is there anything you’ve left unsaid, unfelt, or unheard?  You never know when you’re going to be out of opportunities.  Death can brush us at any time, and just as easily take any of us or those who stand beside us in the checkout line.

A dear friend, mentor, and former Captain of mine is in a hospital in Salt Lake City right now.  I would assume it’s for his heart, since he’s on his second aorta and had his second heart surgery in 2013.  I don’t know much beyond that, except that he ended up in the Billings Clinic ICU before they transferred him to SLC, and it’s not good.  I have a letter sitting beside me that I had written and intended to send to him earlier this month, but I got busy and here it sits…a regret.  I pray that, if God chooses to take him now, that he would take him quickly and without suffering or pain.  Suffering and pain are the price of loving while alive…

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