You know, it's amazing how one phone call can change the out look of not only a day but the rest of your life. My friend, Shana, was found dead yesterday morning by her parents. When her sister called to tell me yesterday morning, I was in complete shock. I had just talked to her the night before. I'm still in shock. It hasn't really set in yet but it's starting to. The cause of death was complications due to her Sleep Apnea. She had a severe case of it. I am not able to travel 10 hrs to go to her services and it hurts me. I'm pretty close to Shana's sister as well and I told her I felt horrible that I couldn't come. She assures me that even though I won't be there, I will be. (if that makes any sense).
For those of you that don't know, Shana, is a little person, along with her mom and sister. They have opened my eyes so much more and I have a greater respect for them. The challenges they have to face daily are just amazing and yet they keep trucking along. They are so strong spirited and don't let the little things in life get to them.
I meet Shana while I was working at clothing and sales. She was always able to make people laugh and has helped me greatly through this deployment. She was always there when I was having a hard day. I'm really going to miss her.