Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Amy Sockaci

Every once in awhile I check out my hometown newspaper on-line and get caught up on stories and people from where I grew up. I check the front page first and next move to the obituaries. I know it sounds morbid, but it’s at the top of the list under “your news” and then I proceed to births, engagements, and marriages. But today I never made it past the obituaries.
 My breath was taken away at the sight of a beautiful 2 year old blonde girl who died. It didn’t say how she died, but when her obituary was followed by her 34 year old father, I came to know it was a horrific, car accident. The mother was also in the car, but survived with only a concussion. How tragic as tears swelled in my eyes and I wondered how the mother could deal with such grief. I prayed for her instantly even though I don’t know her.
But the obituary that made me think the most was this one of Amy Sockaci, a young woman

only 32 years old. It was her smile that drew me to read the full obituary. I urge each one of you to “click” on her name and also read it and think…really think about what is said. And then when you finish reading it you should go here, , and read her last post on July 7th, 2011.
You never know when your last day on this earth will be. I hope it makes you think about life as much as it made me today!

Dear Heavenly Father, please help us all to realize that life is short and we need to make the most of each day living to glorify you! Help us all to give one more hug, one more kiss, and say one more "I love you" our family and friends. For we know not the hour which you will call us or a loved one home.

1 comment:

Miss Sherri said...

Dear Shannon,
My name is Sherri and I am Amy's best friend, biggest cheerleader, travel partner and fellow lover of Jesus Christ. Thank you for honoring Amy with your post and your words. Her heart for the Lord was bigger than anyone's and she was so unaasuming she never would have thought she could impact so many people, but she has. In 32 years she touched more hearts and lived more life than most people do in a lifetime. She is in heaven now and at her beloved Jesus feet and wildly happy, and those of us left behind are very happy for her, but also left with a giant ache. Thank you again for honoring her - this is wonderful!