Thursday, July 23, 2009

Cherish Those You Hold Dear

What a crappy day.

We woke up this morning to a knock on the door telling us that a good friend of ours was missing. An avid hiker, he took off yesterday morning.

At 7:00 last night, he called his wife and left a message saying that he had made a wrong turn, but he was now back on track and should be home in an hour.

By the time we realized he was not coming back it was too late for Search and Rescue, but they were here this morning at 4:30am.

Later in the morning, we heard the news that he had been found, sadly down in a ravine.

He was here, but now he's not.

He and his wife were new friends of just a few months, but we knew they were going to be keepers. A wonderful couple, happy and loving, the kind you treasure in your life.

I've spent much of the day with her and I feel so helpless, I really don't know what to say or do.

My heart has a giant hole.

Go right now and give those you love and care for a giant hug. Be kind to them and yourself. We are all irreplaceable and sometimes it takes a loss like this to remind us.

Life may be good, but death really sucks.


Sistertex said...

How terribly sad Kate. So sorry for the loss of your friend. :(

Suzanne LD Wannabe said...

Oh Kate, I'm so sorry. It sounds like it was way before his time.