danig: (Aim for the Stars)
I found out last night that one of the moms from our 4-H Club died last Friday.
She was 42 years old and leaves a 16 year old daughter and a 13 year old son.
She told me in September that she was dealing with some health issues and that it was cancer, but that's all she shared and I respected her desire for privacy.

Tonight we went to her visitation. Her husband tells me that it took 11 months for the cancer to take her.

It really hit me for some reason. I guess because she was not much older than me. Making me think about my own mortality.

But in better news, teenager has a new job! She's working the breakfast through lunch shift this weekend at Past Times Bar & Grill in Basehor. She starts at $2.75/hr plus tips. Brings back lots of memories of my first job at Pizza Hut 22 years ago--$2.01/hr... I'm hoping she'll do well. I really am. She will because we told her she can't use the Christmas phone until she has a job. Now we have to define "have a job" so we can tell her when she can have the phone. Being precise is exhausting.



Hug those you love a little tighter tonight. Life is too short.
danig: (Aim for the Stars)
I found out last night that one of the moms from our 4-H Club died last Friday.
She was 42 years old and leaves a 16 year old daughter and a 13 year old son.
She told me in September that she was dealing with some health issues and that it was cancer, but that's all she shared and I respected her desire for privacy.

Tonight we went to her visitation. Her husband tells me that it took 11 months for the cancer to take her.

It really hit me for some reason. I guess because she was not much older than me. Making me think about my own mortality.

But in better news, teenager has a new job! She's working the breakfast through lunch shift this weekend at Past Times Bar & Grill in Basehor. She starts at $2.75/hr plus tips. Brings back lots of memories of my first job at Pizza Hut 22 years ago--$2.01/hr... I'm hoping she'll do well. I really am. She will because we told her she can't use the Christmas phone until she has a job. Now we have to define "have a job" so we can tell her when she can have the phone. Being precise is exhausting.



Hug those you love a little tighter tonight. Life is too short.

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