Friday, September 16, 2011

An Old Friend

I'm not sure how to write this, I don't really know how to start it.

Yesterday morning a friend I have known since I was 4 years old passed away in his sleep due to a seizure. He was only 22 years old. I just can't even comprehend how unexpected and unreal this is.

I haven't talked to Josiah in years, even though his family lives about a mile from my family. Our families have been friends as long as I can remember. We went to 5L club together when we were 4. We got in trouble together at school in 7th grade. And now he is gone.

 I think what is hitting me the hardest is the fact that life is so short. We never know when God is going to call us back to him. I will be the first to admit, I don't think about death and dying every day. I go about my life as though nothing tragic will ever happen to me and my family. We will all live to be old, live happy and fulfilling lives and die of old age in our sleep peacefully. It takes a life taken unexpected to make me realize how lucky, no, how BLESSED I am to be here. To wake up every morning to my two cranky children, to my husband who loves me more than I deserve.

So remember today how blessed you are. Please keep this wonderful family in your prayers. Jim, Barb, Jamie, Jesse, Jordy, Jude & Judson I am thinking of you guys constantly. Josiah will be missed by so many, and his memory will live on forever.

Love Love ♥


CChenoweth said...

I am so sad that this happened, much less to such an amazing family. All I could think about is how devastated Barb must be. I absolutely cannot imagine losing a child. <3 Prayers & Love dear...

Mrs. C said...

When I heard the news I couldn't believe it. This is such a sweet article!

Brian Anderson said...

This is Beautiful Melissa. This makes me think how lucky of a man I really am. How trivial my little problems may be. I have 10 beautiful children, including you, and I cant imagine losing even one. But if it did happen, it brings great comfort knowing that Jesus is there waiting with open arms.
If I haven't told you lately........I love you!
Love, Daddy-0.