Today I received the news of a death. I know we hear of it daily in the news, but this was closer to home and very very sad.  It was the future father-in-law of my nephew.  They are getting married in a little over a month. Of course this is devastating news for everyone concerned but I am very saddened for this young woman.  It stemmed from a disease called alcoholism which eventually brings on liver problems, immune system issues and in too many cases, death.  It saddens me becos she will not have her Daddy walk her down the aisle on her wedding day, nor will he see her children born or get to spoil them as a grampa has a right to do in his empty nester years.  It also hits home again as to the importance of health and fitness and taking care of our God-given temples.  He was only 58.  🙁

It is never too late to choose to change to a healthier lifestyle.  Please, if you are considering doing so and need help, I am here to help you.  My time is free to you.


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12 Responses to “Death Is Inevitable”

  1. Chris Hynes June 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    I am very sorry to learn about your loss. Hopefully people will be able to learn from this story and make the changes to be around for their families for years to come.

    • wanaka June 27, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

      Thankx Chris. I hope the same thing.

  2. Rick Offermann June 27, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    This is very sad and I feel for his family. If one person can learn from this article you have done an invaluable service.

    • wanaka June 28, 2012 at 2:26 am #

      Thank you, Rick. I hope someone can benefit from it. Some people just don’t know!

  3. Daine Erickson June 27, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    Very sad story I feel for that young lady I almost lost my father to the same thing but luckily he found help and recovered. He still had to deal with the problems that he caused himself with the disease. How we treat our body has long lasting effects on our future. Thanks for the story even though it was very sad.

    • wanaka June 28, 2012 at 2:54 am #

      You’re welcome Daine. I’m glad to hear that your father was able to beat the disease and recover. And that he was able to be around for you 🙂

  4. Practical Social Media University June 28, 2012 at 9:19 am #

    Sorry for your loss. We definitely shouldn’t take our health for granted.

    • wanaka June 28, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

      Thankx Steve! I used to take my health for granted a long time ago, but once I realized how detrimental it can be if we don’t take care, I changed my tune. Thank God!!

  5. Karl June 28, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    My prayers go out, so sorry for your loss. Like your husband I’m shooting for 120 years also. 58 is so young.

    • wanaka June 28, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

      Thank you for your prayers, Karl. I figured out by your handle that that’s what you’re shooting for. You’re well on your way 🙂

  6. Christina Sears June 29, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    very sad, sorry for your loss Wanaka…. I also know of some ppl in the health and fitness field who over indulge in alcohol and feel that its ok because they are into health and fitness and im not talking about having a drink or two, im talking about drinking to the point that they dont remember where they parked there car for two weeks :-O its sad and scary!!

    • wanaka July 4, 2012 at 4:26 am #

      Thankx Christina. That’s very sad what you said…not a very good way of thinking! I feel blessed to be aware of the truth of the matter!

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