a moment

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Yesterday a coworker of mine got a call that her mother had been killed by a suspected drunk driver. How quickly life can change in an instant has shaken me to the core. I could barely sleep last night, feeling the most intense sadness for this girl who is always so happy and laughing, who was closer to her mother than even I was (and we’re pretty dang close), and who’s world is forever changed.

Today I thank my lucky stars to have a safe and healthy family, and remember to never forget that simple fact of how lucky I am.

I just couldn’t start the day out without acknowledging this and I can only hope she knows that we’re all thinking of her.