This past week I had the privilege of attending a celebration of the life of Jamie Jacobs. Jamie, a brother of Phi Beta Sigma, and I met in 1995 when I was pursuing membership in Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc, and we have been friends every since. He was a great guy who touched so many lives. His service to humanity was truly seen in the teary eyes of all who came to show their respect. Jamie was a husband, father, son, brother, friend, fraternity brother and teacher to many. I remember the day I got the call that he was in the hospital, it seems so unreal. How could a 39 year old man die from something other than a violent crime or accident.
I sat at his services surrounding by family, friends and acquantices when it really hit home that any of us could be laying in the casket. It was a wake up call that I hope hit many especially as they reminded us to say “I Love You”. Tomorrow is not promised so we should live every day as though it is our last.
Emerson Ralph Waldo said it best “It is not length of life, but depth of life.”