This quote is for the Quick family. My niece, Rhonda, from my first marriage, who was the little flower girl at my wedding to her uncle, was only 4 years older than my son. The following day was her 43rd birthday. This was a shock for the entire family because we don’t expect something like this to happen to someone who had no life threatening medical problems that she knew of. She never made it home that day.
Last week, on her last day at work, she was cleaning out her office because she and her husband Donovan were moving the next day to live closer to their twin boys who were going to school at LSU. They were packed ato leave and the boys missed her. She and Donovan were ready to go on with a life that held all the promises of a new chapter to live. She missed her boys. But she was found that day by an employee, gone, for no obvious reason. She was okay when she left for her last day of work, regretfully alone, with no one to say goodbye to. That thought brings tears to my eyes.
The Quick family is a large family. At least they have each other. Lots of kids and grandkids and great grandkids, aunts, uncles and cousins. The matriarch, my former mother-in-law is a wonderful woman, who has always had a full house and everyone was always welcome. I may have divorced her son, but I didn’t divorce the family. My heart goes out to all of them at this time.
LIFE INTERRUPTED by Sonni Quick copyright 2015 (please use headphones if using a cellphone or laptop – piano tones sound tinny without good speakers.)
Donovan, her husband, I never had a change to meet, but I heard about thim hrough the years. My daughter, Rhonda’s first cousin, said he loved her very much. Please accept this gift of music, I recorded this yesterday for Rhonda. I turn the feelings I have inside into music so I have something to share with you and your boys and the rest of the family.
Debbie, her mother, I’m so sorry. There are no words that will suffice. Richie, Sandy, BJ, and Robert – her siblings – take care of yourselves. Be good to yourself. We should appreciate every day we have because we never can know how short life our life could be.
To my readers: There is also a link to this piece of music “Life Interrupted” on facebook. It will also take you to other tracks at http://soundcloud.com/sonni-quick. Soundcloud is a new venue I’m using for music I write, so if you like what you hear, please like and share, because those numbers influence new people who chance upon my name. Most of this music I want to share with the publication of the book I’m writing, “Inside The Forbidden Outside”. Self promotion is a long, hard labor of love. Soundcloud is a great place to hear new artists, as well as established ones.
Also – if you are new to my work, please visit my other blog, “My Name is Jamie. My Life in Prison” http://mynameisjamie.net, which is about Jamie Cummings, the father of one of my grandsons who been inside for fourteen years of his life. His Birthday is January 10th and I posted his address if anyone would like to send him a birthday card. This blog tells you the human side of people in prison which is far different than what you probably think it is. We a have a lot of room in our hearts to care about people who are less fortunate.