Yesterday, a beautiful life was cut short.

A Life Cut Short

I didn’t know her well, but we had this cancer connection for the last year. We were introduced by a mutual friend, and we also connected on Facebook. Last month, we were at our children’s orchestra concert. She came up to me and said, “Are you Brandie?” I answered yes, and immediately knew who she was. We hugged, trying not to cry. We shared how we were doing, and made a plan to get together after the new year.

We were never able to do this, as she entered hospice care, and passed soon after. I am sad I didn’t get a chance to know her better. Seeing the outpouring of love before and since her passing has been inspirational. She sadly leaves behind a husband and children.

I know it’s not me, but it cuts close to home. We were similar in age, with children similar in age. I am sad for her family, at a life cut short by cancer. It makes me think. I hope it makes you think too.

Treasure everyday. Love hard everyday. Hug and cherish each other. Tomorrow is not guaranteed.