Thank you very much for all your concerns. I flew to California Friday afternoon to join my friends to say goodbye to Joy.
It was great to see my friends again even though in a sad circumstance.
What is your time? What is your season?
A few months ago I was befriended by Joy in Facebook. I was static! Joy was a college friend and we parted ways 15 years ago when she went to Med school and I was forced to come to the United States.
I thank Facebook for reconnecting me with old friends and giving me a chance to meet new ones.
With each funny message I read from her and every time she LOLed at what I'm telling her . . . the 15 years melted away. In a matter of days, it felt like we've never been apart!
We could interpret your lifetime as your season.
Yesterday I received text message from a mutual friend of Joy and I. The subject line reads: "Stop. Sit down before you continue reading . . ." Message continued as: "Joy's husband called and informed me that Joy passed away this morning."
We have lost a friend, a dear friend. We're still in disbelief.
Try not to come to the end of your season or another's season with regrets that if only I had a little more time I would have . . .
I am choosing to remember the wonderful times we had together. I thank God that I was blessed to have had a part in her life and she in mine. Realize how fragile life is and how helpless I can be when the unexpected occurs.
She left a treasure of beautiful memories. Joy will be missed . . . I already am missing her.
To all of you . . .
Accomplish your desires.
Make your impact.
Connect with someone disconnected.
Enjoy the coming Holiday Season.
Always enjoy the wonders of the world and your time
I ask myself this, what will I do with my time, my season?
I will be thinking of all of you . ..
Joy (February 14th, 1971 to Decmeber 16, 2009)
Rest in peace . . .