A Sobering Moment

A week ago Tuesday(1/12), Joey and I joined the other parents and boys from our cub scout den at the house of our Assistant Den Leader, Brian Murnen. Brian was a great guy who opened his house and his awesome woodworking shop to us every year so we could cut out our cars for the Pinewood Derby. This week, Joey and I are preparing to go to Brian’s funeral. This Tuesday, the 19th, Brian wasn’t feeling well so he stayed home from scouts. Brian never woke up on Wednesday morning. My heart is just breaking for Brian’s wife, Ginny, and their two kids. He was only 48 years old and he will be sorely missed by many, many people.

Don’t take any moment together for granted. Don’t let petty crap get in the way of spending time with your loved ones. Treasure every precious moment because we never ever know when it will be the last.

Please keep the Murnen family in your prayers. They will need that silent support for a long time.

21 Responses to A Sobering Moment
  1. GeekByMarriage
    January 22, 2010 | 9:49 pm

    Oh, Kristin I am so sorry to hear of this loss.

    I will keep Brian’s and your family in my thoughts.

  2. Alana
    January 22, 2010 | 10:33 pm

    How very sad. Adding the Murner family to my prayer list. Hope your Joey is coping with the loss as best he can.

  3. Stacie
    January 22, 2010 | 10:54 pm

    Oh, Kristin. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. I will keep both of yours and his family in my prayers.

  4. Parenthood For Me
    January 23, 2010 | 12:14 am

    Life is so unpredictable. Thank you for the reminder to cherish every day.

  5. cysteract
    January 23, 2010 | 8:51 am

    Just heartbreaking..I’m holding you and Joey as well as Brian’s family in my thoughts this week.

  6. Sheliza
    January 23, 2010 | 10:25 am

    Oh no, how awful. I’m really sorry to hear that. I think your advice should be taken by all!

  7. (Erica) Rebel With.A.Cause
    January 23, 2010 | 12:22 pm

    Oh my gosh, that is terrible!! Sending prayers their way.


  8. Mocha Dad
    January 23, 2010 | 1:21 pm

    You are right. We must cherish every moment with our loved ones.

  9. battynurse
    January 23, 2010 | 3:32 pm

    How very sad. I’m so sorry for that families loss.

  10. junebug
    January 23, 2010 | 6:25 pm

    That is so sad. My prayers are with his and your families.

  11. Another Dreamer
    January 23, 2010 | 7:47 pm

    I am sorry for the loss. My thoughts are with you and his family.

  12. Aunt Becky
    January 23, 2010 | 8:10 pm

    Kristin I am so very sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. xoxo

  13. Krissi
    January 23, 2010 | 9:35 pm

    Wow! So sad…you’re right. Life really is too short.

  14. JJ
    January 23, 2010 | 10:35 pm

    Life is so incredibly precious…so sorry for your friend and the family. I gave Mook an extra big kiss tonight…

  15. WiseGuy
    January 24, 2010 | 3:00 am

    RIP Brian.

    Prayng for his family….he was too young.

  16. Soralis
    January 25, 2010 | 1:13 am

    How tragic…

  17. Suzy
    January 25, 2010 | 11:36 am

    Kristin, I am so sorry for your loss. It is a reminder for the rest of us how fragile life truly is.


  18. loribeth
    January 25, 2010 | 12:53 pm

    Amen. How very sad. 🙁

  19. Quiet Dreams
    January 25, 2010 | 7:05 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about this.

  20. Meari
    January 26, 2010 | 11:37 am

    Wow, that gave me chills reading it. I feel so bad for Brian’s family and the scouts. 🙁

  21. MrsSpock
    January 28, 2010 | 4:43 pm

    Oh how awful. My thoughts are with the family…

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