2.21.2012

TOMORROW…

The other day while watching Whitney Houston’s funeral, I posted on Facebook

Tomorrow… Forget tomorrow.

I love you today and hopefully I can say it again tomorrow.

If you haven’t noticed, life is precious.  A little over a month ago, my friends’ brother went missing.

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Patrick and Ericka are great peeps! I know people say that about their friends all of the time and I’m sure its true because my friends truly are great! He’s funny and laid back and Ericka is funny, but she doesn’t know it! They balance each other.  We often joke about how she is like my husband and I am like her husband.  He is a true “peoples person” while she is more reserved.  He’s into social media, she could care less…

On January 15th 2012, Patrick’s younger brother Charles S Parker went missing after a business meeting.

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(Charles and Patrick on Charles wedding day)

I won’t go into details about the disappearance because you can find out more on Google, but Charles body was found yesterday down in a well.

Why am I writing about this? I guess because I want to say that bad things happen to good people too.  Charles wasn’t some guy that was in the streets doing bad things.  He was an assistant manager at Bank of America.  He went to church every Sunday. As a matter of fact, the last day he was seen alive, he gave his rendition of the Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have a Dream” speech. Charles and his brother Patrick were also very talented singers. Charles was only 26 years old.

We sometimes take life for granted.  We also take the presence of those that we are blessed to know in life for granted. 

I will never understand why bad things like this happen.  But what I always think about in terrible situations is that we don’t say I love you enough.  Again, life is precious.

So instead of waiting til tomorrow…

I love you today and hopefully I’ll have the chance to say it again tomorrow.

 

Take care of yourself and love those around you.

 

11 comments:

Shannon said...

How tragic! I'm so sorry for all the family and friends who loved him. I hope the people that did this are brought to justice.

Allison@FabRehab said...

I love this quote! So true, Lakeitha.

Mrs. Chic said...

I'm so sorry for his families and friends loss. Your so true life is so precious and sometimes too short for good people. Makes no sense at all, my prayers are with his family and loved ones.

Tonia Bozeman said...

My prayers go up for his family. Most times when things like this happen we ask why? God knows all and everything works together for good. Not what we like to hear, but it's true. Like you said yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not promised. So today, this moment I can say I love you!!

Hello Lover... said...

Heartbreaking. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. Your words are so true - bad things do happen to good people - so no matter what your place in this world is, you really can't take any one or any day for granted. Wishing you peace during this difficult time.

frances said...

What a shame...I also wonder why bad things happen to good people...But I do believe in God and that in itself is comfort. These stories are usually just read in the newspaper but I have found from blogging that I am exposed to families and events good and bad and it makes it I dont really know more real and more sad...these are just ordinarly people under extrodinary circumstances...I hope you know what I mean...I hope his family will find peace with this tragic event..Frances

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Oh my heart is breaking I'm so sorry for the grief that this family has to bear but we know that the Lord will help them. Sending you a hug from Ohio.

MzMannerz said...

I am so very sorry and offer my condolences to you and to his family. So tragic. I've said a prayer.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

I was so sorry to hear this news, my thoughts are with his family, your friend and you...Janell

Niki McNeill said...

You are the second person today to tell me that they los someone they knew unexpectedly. Life is so fragile!! I'm truly thankful for every day & every one in it.

PS - I watched Whitney's funeral twice - sooo so good!!

LindsB said...

So so awful, I am so sorry for your friends loss!

I love that quote, we all need that reminder sometimes- so thank you!