Thursday, July 9, 2009

Losing a Friend

What do you say when you have lost a friend? Someone to talk and laugh with during Sunday School, or to message on facebook. Someone your husband had things in common with, and talked to earnestly about their respective branches of service. To have it happen so suddenly is shocking to the soul.

Of course, we know we will see him again. There is no doubt that he will be waiting for us. But it doesn't make it any easier knowing he left behind a mother and a sister. He joins his dad again, and that must be amazing for both of them. But for all of us here, its a lot of sorrow and sadness. A lot of wondering why, and how.

There can't be understanding with this. Now now, not this soon. It never seems like the right time, and its always blindly putting one foot in front of the other that gets you through. This time is different. Its someone so close, someone so honest and real. To quote my brother, "The world has lost both the nicest and most humble man it will ever know- and Heaven has gained that same man. See you on the other side Daniel Miller"

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