We have come to expect people living into their 80s with the advances made in medicine, hygiene, and nutrition during the past two centuries. TV shows like “CSI” and “NCIS” lead us to believe that we will know every cause of every untimely passing. Losing a healthy 27-year-old daughter to “natural causes” is inconceivable.
Unfortunately, Mike and Sue are living this very harsh reality. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they adjust their lives without Kimberly. I never met Kimberly, but from what I can tell, she was a remarkable, vibrant, and well-loved young woman. She received her angel wings far too soon.
I have known Mike for around 30 years. He worked with me at DCA, Inc. when the company moved to Minnetonka from downtown Minneapolis. Mike got to know Lucy when she started working there and was one of four people in the company who figured out when Lucy and I started dating. We have kept in occasional contact through the years. The IT field is very demanding, and there were a lot of job changes and promotions through the years. Mike was very supportive after Lucy’s passing, and I will be there for him.
For those of you with children at home, please give them a big hug tonight. Your children are a precious gift.