There's so much irony in life. Just a half hour ago I was texting a couple of good friends, making jokes, in a happy place with them. And then just as quickly.... a little piece of my heart broke. I just found out my friend and co-worker, Phil, passed away a few hours ago.
I'm very sad. My eyes hurt from crying. I feel a little numb. In shock, I guess. I just saw him at work about 3 weeks ago. He had just been diagnosed with Cancer the day before I saw him. 3 weeks ago. 3 weeks! I can't even believe how fast that disgusting, horrible, hateful disease took him. I hate Cancer! I hate it.
Today is another reminder of just how short life is. Another lesson to appreciate the good in our lives. Because you never know when it will be taken away. Count your blessings. Love your friends and family. Be happy in this moment because there might not be another one.
The world lost a good man today. I will miss his smile. I will miss his conversation. I will miss his encouragement. I will miss his advice on how to be a better detective. I will miss him. Rest in peace, Phil. My prayers are with your family tonight.