My heart is broken today. One of my oldest son's friends passed away yesterday. He went to bed and didn't wake up. We're not sure of any details yet. Connor is away for the weekend and has minimal cell service. There's a good chance he doesn't know yet. This is the first childhood friend that he's lost. I'm so sad for the sadness that he's about to feel. I've been to several wakes for my own childhood friends this past year. It's so difficult to face that kind of loss at any age. At 22, it's unspeakable. A beautiful young man from a beautiful family so filled with love and light. So many lives changed forever.
“Nothing you love is lost. Not really. Things, people–they always go
away sooner or later. You can’t hold them anymore than you can hold
moonlight. But if they’ve touched you, if they’re inside you, then
they’re still yours. The only things you ever really have are the ones
you hold inside your heart.”