I couldn’t think of a more appropriate video for this week’s events. Last night, my best friend called me while I was in a spin class. I picked up from a disconnected headphone saying, “I’m at the gym, I can’t talk, I’ll call you later”. I should have known something had gone wrong. My phone vibrated a few times during the class, and by the end of it, I was like what could have possibly happened in the last hour that is this important? A guy I went to high school with died.
Life is too damn short. It sounds cliché but it’s true. Last night when I heard the news, I was hysterical. And not necessarily because I was close with this person, but more so because I am terrified of death. The fact that something so terrible can happen to someone so young scares the living shit out of me. And the fact that two amazing and intelligent young men can be the victims of such unexpected and unfair circumstances in a matter of three years BLOWS MY MIND.
Things like this make me question what goes on upstairs. Where is the big man to save people from things like this? Or is this all part of the plan? For what bigger and more amazing thing is this a mild sacrifice by those who have loved these poor kids forever? How is this worth it to Him?
So my thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends who are suffering the pain of this loss. May angels lead him in. Maybe they’re up there together figuring out how to work their magic for the rest of us.
You both are missed incredibly. Perhaps this loss is making us stronger as a community. It’s bringing us all together, and maybe that’s what you’ve planned for us. You will be forever in our hearts, and never forgotten.