Life, as they say, is very short. In the twinkling of an eye disaster can strike, splitting the veil between life and death.
We have seen our fair share of tragedy as a nation, with the passing of American soldiers at an increasing rate. On the state level, we grieved over the passing of Sen. Robert C. Byrd and then over the death of a beloved journalist and friend, Bob Kelly. As a community, we have mourned the deaths of several neighbors, friends and family members.
Death is something to which no one is immune, so we should handle our lives with care.
It's timely that in the coming weeks, Journey Hospice will host a series of classes geared toward educating the community on how to effectively live a life after loss. The first class will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 11 at the First Church of God in New Martinsville.
Another session will help families care for dying loved ones with a volunteer training session to be held form 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Aug. 26 at the Journey Hospice office in Sistersville.