Monday night alive - Tuesday night dead

@cynthiann (18613)
Jamaica
March 18, 2009 11:25am CST
My emotions are mixed. Monday night my neighbour attended my Christian Ecumenical Community meeting. We were talking about repentance and healing. I spoke of my complete awe where it says in Hebrews that after confessing our sins, our God not only forgives us but CHOOSES to forget the sins. How amazing is that! We are all brand new and sinless before our God. Even if it is only for a short while! My neighbour, Nuchette, was overjoyed at hearing this and kept talking about it. We ended out meeting by asking our loving and forgiving God to forgive our sins. Just as I was putting the twins to bed last night I heard people shouting and went outside. To my horror, I heard that Nuchette had visited another neighbour's house and asked them to pray with her and then she suddenly died as they were praying. She was only 50 years old and had had so much stress in her life at present and was not handling it very well. She had just built her 'dream' house and had not had a chance to enjoy it. The building of the house stressed her big time and she couldn't seem to let go of the stress. I shall miss her so much and so will the twins as she encouraged them to visit her daily and our babysitter said that if one of the twins cried then Nuchette was asking what was wrong with the twins! May her soul rest in peace. To turn this into a discussion, have you ever had someone unexpectedly die like this?
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Mar 09
My mother and my father-in-law. He was more unexpected than she was. I haven't lost a friend that way, not yet anyway. Yep, 50 is way too young but stress can be a killer unfortunately. Sorry to hear about that.
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
18 Mar 09
I am feeling some anger that she did not get to even enjoy her hoime for one year. Her family kept taking from her. Whatever she did was not enough. The lesson I've learnt is that I must handle my stress or else I will end up ion the same way as my heart is already slightly enlarged. Stress really is a killer and I cannot allow my boss to shorten my life.
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Mar 09
Definitely if you think stress is affecting your health do what you can do to reduce it. If you can't reduce it at work, find some way to relax away from work. Or if it's really that bad at work, maybe you either need to find another job or find some better way to deal with your boss. Though from what you've said in the past, I have no idea what you can do there...
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
19 Mar 09
i'm so sorry about friend. i imagine it was a shock to you. here today , gone tomorrow is such a true saying. it was just her time as one of my friends says all the time, i have had had people who die suddenly & it's a big shock. the only good thing they didn't lie & suffer like so many people have to. i hate to see that to.
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
19 Mar 09
Many thnaks for responding. My husband suffered so much for so long and it was horrible for him. I agree with you. It is just that she did not get to enjoy the fruits of her labour. Many thnaks dear friend
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
19 Mar 09
i'm sorry about your husband. it's hard to give them up no matter hoe it happens. l lost my mother, father & only aunt in 2008. was a rough time.
@1hopefulman (44887)
• Canada
19 Mar 09
I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend! Especially at such a young age. Fifty to me is still very young. But stress is a killer. Kind of reminds me of the account in Luke Chapter 12 and especially verse 20. In the sense that our life can end suddenly. We don't know when our life could come to an abrupt end. Good that your neighbour was trying to build a relationship with God. I'm sure she is in good hands now. The lesson for us is to live as if today is our last day. Do all the important things now and not put what really matters on the back burner. May we all focus on spiritual pursuits and put God first in our lives.
@1hopefulman (44887)
• Canada
20 Mar 09
I hope things work out in you place of employment. With jobs being scarce, we can't quit as easily, when we need the revenue. But there's no excuse for abuse!
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
20 Mar 09
I cannot quit because of my advanmced years. With this recession I would not get another job and I need to finish pay for my mortgage oand car before I retire. I just have to try not to get so upset and let my bp rise. I work so hard and really put in extra hours to get the work done. There is no one to complain to so I must not get upset and be quietly assertive wihtout getting stressed. Thnak you for your very kind response. Blessings
@AJ1952Chats (2338)
• Anderson, Indiana
19 Mar 09
I've had this to happen several times, but two that stand out are where they made the news. When I was in high school, my folks and I were returning home from visiting my uncle who was living in Lexington at the time and teaching at University Of Kentucky, and my dad turned on the radio. This was how I learned that a friend from high school had drowned that weekend. Another time, I was sitting on the floor in the family room working on crafts for our upcoming church bazaar. The TV was on, and I found out that another friend had been murdered. The scene included in this part of Coal Miner's Daughter always makes me think of how I heard about the deaths of two close friends... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi3ApJd0SvY
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
19 Mar 09
I am so sorry that you went through this at such a young age. It must have mnadea huge impression on you. Those poor parents of your murdered friend - how awful for them to deal with this. Thank you so much for sharing