I hate saying goodbyes, especially those that are the last ones. On Monday, Jeff's cousin, Wade, was healed as he went to be with the Lord. It is not the ending we had prayed for, but it is the ending that had been written to his story long before he was born and that he was meant to have. Wade was one of the kindest, strongest, bravest, and inspiring people that I have ever been blessed with knowing. His faith was unbelievably strong and he made those around him want to be a better person just by knowing him. I am heartbroken for the family and friends that have been left behind, but so thankful that Wade is no longer suffering from his cancer. He was truly a wonderful man that we will miss dearly. Wade was one week older than I am and it really makes you think. I look at his wife and two young children (4 and 6) and I just can't even imagine. Dear God, please watch over them.
July 7, 1976 - April 23, 2012
****I am grateful for
1) pictures and videos to remind his sweet children what a wonderful man their father was
2) family and friends to support those left behind
4) a beautiful life that touched so many in such a short time
5) every single day, I have to stop taking so much for granted