Sorry to hear about your loss also. Same thing happened to me in 2011. I lost 5 people in 6 months. My godmother, mother, my work partner in Canada - her mother, my best friend (also a guy I worked with) and then his brother.
In 2013, (actually in the last 3 weeks) 4 people I work with have lost their parents or their wife's parents. Average age at my work is 49 so it is normal for them to be losing their parents simply due to old age.
So yes life is short, enjoy some of it now because if you save everything until you are retired, you may be in poor health shortly afterwards and blow all your money on health care instead of enjoying life and working on your bucket list, etc. It's why I bought my RV now, instead of 10 years from now. Besides, 10 years from now the good ol USA is going to be a very different place I am guessing.