Live Each Day As If It's Your Last

Reblogger Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Real Estate Agent with Innovative Realty Solutions Group BK3248318

This story was written by my broker and friend, Dee,who has just experienced one of the worst things ever.  We often forget that life is short and need to treasure every moment.
 My heart broke for her that morning, and while she is a strong woman, the loss is monumental.
Some work too much, and family time suffers, some may not work hard enough, whatever it is, show your loved ones you love them, tell them, and as Dee said, make sure all your paperwork is in place, not for you, but for who you may be leaving behind.

Love you Dee, 

Original content by Dee Toohey BK3158345

Life can change in a single moment.

Two weeks ago tonight, I went to bed ahead of my husband.  We hugged, kissed and said our nightly, "Good night and God bless you.  I love you bunches." 

It was the last words we ever spoke.  He didn't wake up in the morning.

He was a REALTOR® and we worked together as a team.  My weaknesses were his strengths.  His weaknesses were my strengths.  We partnered in life, work, play and prayer.  

We were slowing down with work to play more and to make more memories.  We sold our big house and downsized to 1350 SF on a big lake and were pontoon shopping planning to spend some mornings watching sunrises with coffee on the lake along with cocktails at sunset.  We were travelling more and planning our 2019 bucket list as we had our 2018 travel plans in place.

Stewart was 9 years younger than me and getting his broker's license so he could run the business when it was my time.  I never dreamed he would leave this earth first. 

He wasn't in pain, ill or anything but peaceful when I went to bed. 

And in a moment, everything changed.

I shared this so you can understand how very important it is to never go to bed angry, to not let little things drive you apart from those you love, and to treasure those you love because it can all change forever in a single moment. Get your paperwork in order. Be sure wills, living wills, power of attorneys are in place.

Most importantly, live each day as if it's your last, because it just might be.




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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Lesley. So sorry for Dee's loss, but she leaves us with an important lesson. Enjoy your day!

Dec 20, 2017 04:20 AM #1
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