.... I attended a funeral, my second one in two weeks, both of them were for 47year old women who died unexpectedly, leaving behind husbands and teenage children.
This is the third funeral that VCH has been to in 2 months for wives of his friends.
The first lady was 45 and died of pancreatic cancer and left behind three older girls (early twenties- late teens) and a 13 year old son.
The second had suffered from an auto immune disease for many years and her body had been through hell, she simply died in her sleep one night 2 days after Christmas, she leaves behind a 12 year old, 14 year old and 16 year old.
Then today's funeral was for a healthy active woman who suffered a brain aneurism and died while on a camping trip with her husband and two son's aged 16 and 14.
B2 has had two of his friends lose their mothers just weeks apart.
Three fathers suddenly left to bring up their kids on their own- two of these men are golfing mates.
Imagine going to your friends wife's funeral only to have your friend coming to your wife's funeral 2 months later.
So everyone please keep these families in your prayers.
Hug your loved ones a little closer, tell them that you love them, spend that extra bit of time with them, be a little more patient, do not hurry, savour each moment and thank God that you have each other.