This past weekend, our sorority sister, Kristen (Krissy) Dix was taken from us in a fatal car accident. Our hearts are broken and words cannot describe the shock our KBS sisters are feeling during this difficult time. Only the Good Die Young seems to ring true as ever as Krissy was bubbly, cheerful and had so much to look forward to.
Death is never easy, especially when people go before their time, or what we think is their time. We don’t talk about death much, because it is scary-the unknown. We try to make ourselves feel better, with the hope that Heaven is really what we think it is. We hope that the person knows how much we really cared about and loved them. We hope that we have more time with our spouses, parents, and siblings. And we hope that we are all reunited in the afterlife once we leave this Earth.
It is sad that it takes a tragedy to remind us of all things that are important. We hope to keep focus on these things without getting caught up in this rat-race we call life. So, make sure you kiss your loved ones in the morning before leaving for the day. Take the time to answer the phone, even if you are doing 3 other things (except for driving). Slow down, enjoy the little things. Don’t diet everyday-splurge on that cake because you can and you should. Have friends over, no matter how messy your house is, they aren’t there to see your house-just to see you. Don’t worry about what other people are doing, you only have yourself to live with. Let the anger and hate in your heart go, it is only bringing you down. Sing, dance, and laugh as much as possible.
Don’t wait for your life to start, your life is now. If you want to get a new job-do it. If you want to paint the house-do it. If you want to travel-do it. If you want to move because you hate where you live-do it. Life is about the ride, so start riding.
Robert Frost once said: “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
That is what Krissy would want us to do, to go on. She would want us to laugh and play as much as she did. We are blessed to have had her in our lives and we are now lucky that she is up there to look down on us. She will be missed.
With heavy hearts and much love, Elise and Tara