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.