Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Gone Too Soon....

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.

31 comments:

Marla said...

Oh I'm so sorry. My prayers are with his family.

Suzie said...

I'm so sorry to hear this! As someone whose family has been affected by cancer, I agree - it sucks! Phil, his family and those who knew him are in my prayers.

my3 kids said...

Awe I am very sorry...you are in my prayers as well as his family. I lost my dad to that horrible disease when I was 18 and he was only 40. I miss him so so much to this day my heart still aches for him. Hugs

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

Cancer sucks.. literally! It sucks the life/lives of loved ones away. I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend, for you and for his family. :0(

Rhonda said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about your friend.

sandra said...

I'm so sorry. Cancer is indeed a horrible killer...

Stephe said...

So sorry, sending you and his family great big hugs. Stephe

Headmeister said...

I'm sooo sorry for you, for his family. You are so right when you say life is short and love those you have now, while you can. Hugs to you sister, I'll be keeping his family in my thoughts...

a Tonggu Momma said...

I am so very, very sorry. Sometimes there just aren't any words....

Pug Mama said...

so sorry :0( may he RIP

3D said...

My sympathies...

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Oh my gosh....I am so sorry! I will keep his family in my prayers.

I share you disgust and dislike of this disease.....it just doesn't seem fair. When are they going to find a cure?

Lisa

Ava's family said...

I'm so sorry. Life is way too short....It's why we need to enjoy every day. You just don't know.

"M" said...

So sorry about your friend. Thanks for posting the reminder and wisdom we all need to hold each and every day.

Take care of yourself.

Ava Baby said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your friend.

Colleen said...

I'm so sorry friend. May he RIP. Life is way too short. Enjoy every second.

Diana said...

I am so sorry. Cancer sucks BIG time!! I lost my mom to it and I say it took my dad also as he would have wanted to live if my mom was still here.
My prayers are with ALL of you as he was your family too!!!
Hugs

habeshachild said...

Krista, I am so sorry! What a horrible thing. And to go so quickly... so sad.

Carla said...

I am so sorry that he was taken so quickly after his diagnosis. I wish his family could have had so much more.

My thoughts are with them now.

Polar Bear said...

I'm so very sorry. Cancer is so harsh.
My thoughts are with his family and you.

Kayce said...

Special K I am so so sorry. Cancer is just horrible! You and your friends family are in our prayers.

OziMum said...

My heart goes out to you. I think the world shares your sentiment on cancer. We had a very dear friend, who passed away about 5 years ago, who was gone just as quickly after diagnosis.

So sad. Sending you big (((hugs)))

Kathy and Joel said...

So sorry.

PIPO said...

My sympathies...I feel for this family and all who knew him.

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry. Cancer sucks so much.

Abby's Mom said...

Sending you my simpathies and prayers for your friend and his family. Your right. Cancer totally stinks!!

Michal said...

I am so sorry. This is just awful, no words to really help ease the pain for you or for those who knew and loved Phil. My thoughts are with you.

Briana's Mom said...

Oh Krista. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend.

Donna said...

I'm so sorry. Too much pain and loss lately... sigh.

Donna
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Shannon said...

Thinking of your friend, his family and his good friends such as you.

thegreybullet said...

My condolences are with you and Phil's family. Cancer is a terrible disease and it robs people of their lives way to early. i hope you can find comfort in your memories of the ggod times you had with Phil.
Ellen