In January I sent a note to an old friend of mine from high school after learning he was battling cancer. To be honest, I was devastated when I heard the news. I may not have seen Steve in who knows how long, but some people are just such good people. And some people were such good friends to you when they were a part of your daily life, that no amount of time could ever erase their presence in your heart.
Today my heart is heavy, as I was very sad to learn that Steve passed away last night. It’s hard to make sense of such a loss. However, I found comfort this morning reading over our last correspondence, knowing Steve was a true fighter and the epitome of strength and faith. He exuded a certain level of positivity and selflessness that is a true rarity. I thought I’d share our exchange of words in hopes to bring some sort of light to the shadow that is cast over so many of us today, and to show my appreciation for someone who made all of us a little bit better just by knowing him. My prayers are with his family and friends.
It’s been many moons since I’ve seen you, but I have to say, your strength has surely never faltered. I have always viewed you as one of the strongest and fearless people I know…even when we were younger in school. You were also such a sweet friend to me back in the day and I was always grateful. I am happy to see you embrace this challenge and I have no doubt that you will excel into great health and wellness. God has you here for a reason and all you have seen has an ongoing purpose. Keeping you in my prayers!
Thank you- I have always kept you in high regards because you were always true, never fake. You are right, there is a reason and even though I don’t know what it is or why it happened to me- it’s here, so I just face it and fight.
It’s very surreal and hard to fathom at times, but my faith will pull me through. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts because I can feel all of them and they help me fight every day. Thanks, Marissa.