Yesterday was a sad day. I received word that one of my clients, a sweet woman for whom I drafted some documents, passed away. This news should not come as a surprise to me since, as many of you may know, I do estate planning work. I essentially help people plan for exactly this scenario. But still, it did.
I had not seen her in some time prior to her death since our working relationship had been completed and in recent years her health declined, but I cannot help but think about her now and her cameo appearance in my life story. Life is full of these cameo appearances that strangers make– a blip in time in our lives, in some cases — while other strangers make cameo appearances that may play a little longer part in our own stories. Whatever the length of time, these folks with whom we share no close friendship, no familial relation, no real personal ties, still make a mark on our souls.
I am grateful that I was able to make a cameo appearance in her very full life also, and meet some of those that were closest to her heart. It is truly a wonderful part of doing this lawyerly stuff, helping folks who were total strangers and who ultimately leave a mark in your own life and become a part of your story.