I meant to post here a few times in the past two weeks but I’ve struggled doing so. Not because of writer’s block as I have a few things in draft. I just couldn’t bring myself to post anything.
Two weeks ago I came very close to losing my dad in an accident that claimed the life of his friend and left another friend still in hospital with broken limps and slightly responsive. I’ve never seen my dad sick or showing any signs of weakness. To me he stood tall and strong. Seeing him laying down with bandages and a neck brace barely able to move in the hospital “MASH ME UP”.
Since the accident I’ve been very conscious of the frailty of life. The closest person to me that died was my friend Gawaine who passed June 16, 2014. The anniversary of his death sunk me deeper into my thought of life and death.
My thoughts went along this line:
- Life is unpredictable and can end any moment, cherish every moment spent with loved ones.
- It’s important to make time for the people I love.
- It’s important to make as many memories as I can with those I love because these memories will be all there is when they’re gone.
- What mark will I leave on the lives of those I’ve encountered?
Daddy is doing well, he’s at home recuperating and getting better every day. We are truly grateful and giving thanks to God for sparing his life. [Please note that for the sake of privacy and respect for my family I did not give details on accident.]
R.I.P ‘Maas Ken’
Never take life for granted nor the people in your lives. Cherish them and every moment you have with them.