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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot been seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.
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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Life's too Short


I am so sad to write that our friend, Ryan Rich, died on Friday the 4th. He was a resident at Valley with Kevin. I have been so uneasy since I found out that he passed. I don't know what it is. I have been thinking about it a lot and maybe it is because he was young and had so much to look forward to or maybe it is because he is leaving behind a beautiful daughter. Maybe it's because his live was much like Kevin's. Working for the same goals. Saving lives. Supporting your small family. When your husband is a doctor, you don't think that he might not come home. He is out there saving people and then he comes home. It makes me think a lot about my own life. The arguing is not worth it. You just don't know what the day is going to bring. So for my New Years Resolution........ I am going to be a better Wife, Mother, Friend, Sister and Sister-N-Law, Aunt, Daughter. I tend to get a little crazy when it comes to the little stuff, like wanting the house spotless, but I decided that I can't let those little things get in the way and make my family miserable. Someone once told me, "Love, Laugh, and Kiss Everyday. Never go to bed mad at each other. Life is short and you are never promised tomorrow". I just want my family to be happy and know I love them. Maybe in the grand scheme of things this tragedy is a blessing to me because I am able to step back and evaluate the important things in my life, the things I treasure the most. Ryan was a good guy and was going to be a great doctor I am sure.

4 comments:

Nichole said...

I am very sorry to hear about your friend. What happened to him? SO sad, to work so hard for something and then have it all taken away too soon.
We all need to work on all of those things and live each day like it is our last.

Michelle said...

I think it's so sad that he passed away especially so young. When someone dies close to you it definitely makes you look at life a little differently.

A lady at church once said that she always nagged her husband to put away his boots but when he passed away she missed seeing that they were there. I try and think of that when I'm constanly picking up after Spencer but it still is frustrating sometimes.

You shouldn't be so hard on yourself you're a great person. I hope this year will bring lots of good things for you!

Kevin & Melissa said...

Nichole.....To answer your question about what happened to Ryan, long story short he was tazed to death by a NHP. What really makes me Pissed is that the police have a 50,000 dollar cap if they get sued but Ryan could have potentionally made millions or would have been sued for millions. Yet at the same time our lives are in the the hands of police just the same as doctors, if you look at it....Sad, huh!

Nichole said...

Very sad. I know that there is a cap when you sue school districts too.

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