Monday, December 6, 2010

It's so sad................

Most of the time I complain that I'm old.....really old. I know that I'm not that old but some days it does feel like it. In reality 38 isn't that old. So, when you hear about a 38 year old classmate passing away unexpectedly it comes as quite a shock. When you remember this classmate as a dynamic, outgoing, fun loving guy, it's hard to imagine that he would pass away at such a young age. It's even worse when  you know that he is married and has two beautiful, young children. I am having a really hard time understanding this. Maybe over time it will make sense? I don't know. While I am waiting for it to make sense I will hug my family and friends tighter.


  1. It definitely makes you consider your own mortality and just how fleeting our days really are. I still remember going outside to play with my neighborhood friends like it was yesterday, and that was almost over 25 years ago. Sometimes there is no sense to be found, consider the book of Ecclesiastes. However, I choose to believe that there is still mercy in things we cannot fathom, such as something infinitely worse that could've transpired if that individual didn't make an exit at that time. Little comfort, but something to think about.

  2. I cannot understand it either. I never had the opportunity to meet his wife or his children, but I saw the beautiful reunion photos and it breaks my heart that his wife and children will miss their husband and father for the rest of their lives. How can this be? It will never make sense to me. I feel so deeply for them right now and I do not even know them. God bless them. ~Stacey T.

  3. I never met them either and I can not comprehend what they are going through. This week I feel like I am 12 again, walking into Hebrew School and hanging out w/Mark and Jenny. Didn't we just graduate high school. So bizarre....