Keeping with the 30 Things on Thursday theme...
6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?
I'm very fortunate in that I haven't seen many hardships in life. Ups and downs, of course, but few crazy earth-shattering things that have set my world upside down.
When I first read this question, I'd have to say that death is the one thing that has shaken me up the most. Health issues with the ones I love being a close second. But the unexpected loss of a very dear friend was probably one of the worst things I've experienced.
My best friend's husband, he was also a very close friend of mine and Katie's. Every Monday, the four of us would get together for dinner and games. We celebrated birthdays like 5-year-olds. We carved pumpkins and created Make-it Plates. We were celebrating every week just being with each other.
It was an incredible loss when he passed away at 37-years-old. Here today and then - BOOM. Gone.
I still miss him, he's personality and his humor. His competitive nature with Donna, his picky-eater-issues and his often said quote of, "Why the hell do I have to ______" (fill in the blank with whatever it was he didn't want to do... like Drive Home.)
SO yeah, there you go. :) But remembering him still makes me smile.