Monday, July 31, 2006

Life is to short.

We lost a dear friend on Saturday night. He and his wife have been very close friends for a long time. He was 34 years old and some one I have known all my life. He had a kind and gentle spirit. He was a wonderful daddy and had in fact spent the whole day building a tree house for his boys. He died at his house after sitting in the swing with his wife, his soulmate. He died quickly from a heart attack. While one day I know that will somehow comfort me, right now it does not. You are not supposed to have a heart attack and die at 34. His boys are 9 & 6 and now do not have a daddy for some of the most important years of their lives. That is not how life is supposed to work.

It has been a long couple of days and by the end of this week it will feel even longer.

Life is short and sometimes it just sucks. Sometimes it does not make sense and I am not ready to have comfort in knowing he is in a better place. I want him here. With his family. Sharing his smile and laugh.



capello said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

That is awful, 34 years old? So sad.

RANDI said...

This is so sad! I will keep you in my prayers.

Life is too hard to figure out sometimes but I know that God has all of us in His grip.

tonia/sparrow said...

Praying for you this morning.

beck said...

i still don't know how to process this. it makes no sense to me, even now. my heart goes out to this incredible family i am privledged to know and call friends.

Kate said...

Oh Lyn, that is sooo sad. We know HE is in total control and has a purpose for everything. But in the here and now, it's still so immensely hard to conceive such a sudden loss. Take the time to grieve this dear loss. I will be keeping you in prayer during this heavy time. I'm so sorry.

lindiepindie said...

Oh! This must have been such a hard week for you - and I'm just getting caught up! I'm sorry for your loss. I wonder with you, "Why?" and start to think of all the things that would change if that were me. He was one would argue with that, yet God remains as He always is - loving and good.