"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Friday, January 22, 2010

A Sobering Moment

A week ago Tuesday(1/12), Joey and I joined the other parents and boys from our cub scout den at the house of our Assistant Den Leader, Brian Murnen. Brian was a great guy who opened his house and his awesome woodworking shop to us every year so we could cut out our cars for the Pinewood Derby. This week, Joey and I are preparing to go to Brian's funeral. This Tuesday, the 19th, Brian wasn't feeling well so he stayed home from scouts. Brian never woke up on Wednesday morning. My heart is just breaking for Brian's wife, Ginny, and their two kids. He was only 48 years old and he will be sorely missed by many, many people.

Don't take any moment together for granted. Don't let petty crap get in the way of spending time with your loved ones. Treasure every precious moment because we never ever know when it will be the last.

Please keep the Murnen family in your prayers. They will need that silent support for a long time.

21 comments:

GeekByMarriage said...

Oh, Kristin I am so sorry to hear of this loss.

I will keep Brian's and your family in my thoughts.

Alana said...

How very sad. Adding the Murner family to my prayer list. Hope your Joey is coping with the loss as best he can.

Stacie said...

Oh, Kristin. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. I will keep both of yours and his family in my prayers.

Parenthood For Me said...

Life is so unpredictable. Thank you for the reminder to cherish every day.

cysteract said...

Just heartbreaking..I'm holding you and Joey as well as Brian's family in my thoughts this week.

Sheliza said...

Oh no, how awful. I'm really sorry to hear that. I think your advice should be taken by all!

(Erica) Rebel With.A.Cause said...

Oh my gosh, that is terrible!! Sending prayers their way.

Erica

Mocha Dad said...

You are right. We must cherish every moment with our loved ones.

battynurse said...

How very sad. I'm so sorry for that families loss.

junebug said...

That is so sad. My prayers are with his and your families.
ICLW

Another Dreamer said...

I am sorry for the loss. My thoughts are with you and his family.

Aunt Becky said...

Kristin I am so very sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. xoxo

Krissi said...

Wow! So sad...you're right. Life really is too short.

JJ said...

Life is so incredibly precious...so sorry for your friend and the family. I gave Mook an extra big kiss tonight...

WiseGuy said...

RIP Brian.

Prayng for his family....he was too young.

Soralis said...

How tragic...

Suzy said...

Kristin, I am so sorry for your loss. It is a reminder for the rest of us how fragile life truly is.

xoxo

loribeth said...

Amen. How very sad. :(

Quiet Dreams said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this.

Meari said...

Wow, that gave me chills reading it. I feel so bad for Brian's family and the scouts. :(

MrsSpock said...

Oh how awful. My thoughts are with the family...