Man, I hate deaths in the family.
You never realize how much it effects you until it happens.
It always comes as a shock,
and you realize that you'll never see that person again.
It also makes you reflect on the times
you did have with them and makes you wish
you spent more time with them or appreciated them more.
I know this is such a cliche but life really is too short.
Live every day of your life to the fullest,
even if it seems impossible to do.
I for one will try to take my own advice on this one as well.
Stop and smell the roses while you're at it too.
The people around you might not be there forever,
cherish every moment you have with them.