I had a good cry this morning.
Working a lot coupled with exhaustion coupled with stress = emotional mess. On top of that I found out early this morning that a girl I had met my first two years at UCF would be put to rest this morning after a long battle with cystic fibrosis. She made a decision to be taken off a ventilator she would have to be on forever after a relapse. Although I did not know Cora as well as most of her other friends, she was always so kind to me and made me feel welcome in her life. My heart is heavy with sadness with her passing, but there is a glimmer of light in that she will finally be able to breathe easy and suffer no more.
It reminded me about all the things we take for granted, all the people I hold close and my health. I understand that death is inevitable. Each of us will experience loss at some point in our lives, but that never makes it any easier when it does happen. I’ve learned to hold the ones I love close and treat them like I’d lose them tomorrow. I don’t want to have regrets or feel like something is unfinished. I admire Cora for her courage and strength, as well as her family for being there to support her decision.
My thought and prayers go out to her family.