9.23.2008

Rest in Peace, Jason

My friend Jason, who I mentioned a couple weeks ago who wasn't doing very well, passed away today. I was extremely sad to hear this and somewhat surprised. He was SUCH a fighter and even 3 weeks ago when we saw him, he was getting quite weak, was somewhat scared about the future but still so positive and hopeful.

Please keep his family and friends in your prayers. That makes another person in heaven that I know-too many in fact. One of my other close deceased friend's anniversary of passing away is tomorrow (it was 3 years ago and I visited her in her hospital room the day she died). It's strange-I always seem to see the people I'm close to the day they die or within a couple weeks of it. I guess it helps some, but it's still hard of course.

Today, I am grateful for the time I did get to spend with these friends, for opportunities to live on in their memory and make a difference, faith, God, heaven, love, friends, family.

R

6 comments:

Mary said...

So sorry for your loss, sweety.

Alicia said...

Rachel-
I have never met you in person, but we have lots in common. I found your site a while back from HIS KIDS site. I had cancer when I was 15, no cancer for 14 years this December. (WOW, I am old!) Anyway.... I have lost many friends in the journey and I am sorry that you have lost your friend Jason. I know that it never is easy. Feel free to send me an email sometime.... alicia 2519 @ gmail.com

Wild About Words said...

Rachel,

I'm so sorry about your friend Jason's passing.

Hugs,
Donna

Mamacita said...

Sending hugs and lots of prayers:)

Thuy said...

Rachel, I'm sad to hear this and am so very sorry.

Meaghan said...

You will all be in my prayers. For every person that loses their battle to cancer I appreciate my life and victory more. I will keep him in my thoughts always and continue fighting my battle with Jason in my thoughts. Those of us who win the battle think of the ones that did not constantly.

You are a wonderful person and I am sorry you are forced to face cancer so often.

Lots of Love,
Meaghan