Friday, June 24, 2011

Sad News...

Today I am reminded how quickly our lives can change.  This morning my sister called to tell me that a dear friend had died last night.  He was only a couple years younger than me, and I have known him since we were small children.  He was a wonderful guy, the type who is friends with everyone.  He did not care if you were popular or not, he was just your friend.  Someone commented to me that they always appreciated that he even tried to befriend the "wall flowers".  That's just the kind of guy he was.  He always had a hug for you, and a ready smile.  He will be very missed, but we do know that he is with our Heavenly Father.  Not long after I heard the news, this song ran through my head, it is from Selah.

Soon we'll come to the end of life's journey
And perhaps we'll never meet anymore
Till we gather in heaven's bright city
Far away on that beautiful shore

If we never meet again this side of heaven
As we struggle through this world and its strife
There's another meeting place somewhere in heaven
By the beautiful river of life

Where the charming roses bloom forever
And separations come no more
If we never meet again this side of heaven
I will meet you on that beautiful shore

I am looking forward to that day!!  I know I will see my friend on that beautiful shore! 


  1. I just heard! That is really sad. I never spent any time with him, but he always seemed very happy and sweet. The song that has come to my mind is No More Night.

  2. Very sad. We all loved him. It is sobering to think houw short our life really is. We are praying for the family. Ah! It is happening again... I can't post with my g account! This is Helen

  3. Melissa, I am so sorry. Sending prayers your way!

  4. I'm sorry for your loss. :( Keeping you in my thoughts!

  5. Melissa, I am so sorry that you have lost your friend. We never know why these things happen. That is such an appropriate song to come to mind. I remember singing that song in church many times. You and his family are in my prayers. Ginger :)