Angel on my shoulder
The recent deaths of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcet, Michael Jackson and now Billy Mays just happened to coincide with a life altering event in my life. It is hard to believe that 12 years ago today my life was forever changed. Two of my three best friends (Mikel wasn’t with us that night) and I were involved in a car accident in which only two of us walked away. I won’t go into detail about the accident, but it was a very difficult time for all of my friends and family who loved Kevin as a brother, friend, or classmate.
There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t think about Kevin. I constantly think about how much fun he would have with Jenny’s daughter Bailey. He would pick on her just like he used to pick on Jenny because they are exactly alike. He would probably be working on air conditioners with Mr Barefield or Mr. Magee. I know he would definitely give me a hard time about the fact that Bella has a big head. I can just see him with that little smirk and that laugh making fun of Bella or Bailey. I miss him a lot. Even 12 years later is still hard to talk about sometimes and it is still hard to think that he is gone. Of course I know he is in a better place with no war, no pain, no worries.
The sudden death of anyone whether famous or a close loved one reminds us all just how short life can be and that we should all live it to the fullest. I know that sounds cliche’ but there really isn’t anything else to say to convey that same message. So take a little bit of time today to pray for the families and friends of the fallen, especially our soldiers as we approach the 4th. Pray for Mrs. Johnson. Take the time to just hug your loved ones today and tell them you love them.
Kevin, we miss you and we love you. Hammer on it!
current music: Miles Davis – Kind of Blue