Rest in Peace

Rest in Peace
June 13, 2015 CuteCoco

I was heartbroken when the news reached me on Monday evening that E has passed away that very moment on his way to the hospital. E was a young man who grew up in my neighborhood and was always very close to my family. His family home isthe opposite to my mom’s house hence to us he was a family.

Between the sadness that flooded my heart I couldn’t help to think whether he has lived well. He was not even 25 and was in full spirit to catch his dream to enroll in one of the best tourism college in the country, which was also my college. I could still remember his face, his eyes, when he came to town to try for another enrollment last month. It was the third trial but he was not ready to give up.

Even with Lupus on his way.

Until today, almost seven days after he passed away I couldn’t stop to replay a scene in that ambulance, the scene that I had never witnessed so I could only imagine, how he finally gave in. He never gave up his dream but Lupus finally defeated him. To me it’s felt so unfair. But isn’t life never fair?

Lately it’s like a wake up call when one by one people I know are tested by God. Among them are strong, independent and successful women. One is down with Guillain Barre Syndrom and wheelchair-bound. She is now living alone at her late parent’s house. One is down with Lupus, and has to sell her house, her business and return to her parent’s house.

I suddenly feel like a total shameless thinking how I need a new pair of shoes, how I wanted to have that branded purse, when these two and other people may only want one thing in life: to get better.

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Isn’t it funny how we put high value to money and belongings like they are the most important thing in our life, when the most valuable and important thing is actually the life itself?

Today, let us be more grateful for whatever goodness and blessing that have come our way. Tomorrow is a new day. And if that day comes let us all be the better version of ourself and share love to each other.

Do you think it ‘s doable?

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Comments (6)

  1. Rahayu Pawitri 3 years ago

    I knew someone with such disease also. And I had bad experience with her. Once we invited for a product release. But the security guard did long investigation for seeing her one-eye which covered with a band aid and the way she walk.
    So sad and so embarrassing how people react simply seeing others look

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      CuteCoco 3 years ago

      yes mak..such a shameful :(

  2. Theresa 3 years ago

    Sorry for the loss of your friend! To pass so young is so tragic! You are right. Material things don’t really matter in this life. My dad passed away at 40, just 5 years older than I am now, and I think it’s so sad he didn’t get to experience more life. So sad for all the youth gone too soon.

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      CuteCoco 3 years ago

      Oh I am sorry about your dad, indeed he’d gone too soon. Exactly what’s wandering my mind, all the youth gone too soon they hadn’t had the chance to experience more life :(

  3. Indeed ot is doable… Sometimes we take the hard way to learn the right things and reprioritize.. To me, cancer has been the wake up call :).. Do cherish your life with the loved ones and stay healthy..

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      CuteCoco 3 years ago

      yes mak, I agree we have to cherish our life more with the loved ones and stay healthy. I have been keeping up with your blog and instagram as well and keep you in my prayer :)

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