Friday, February 11, 2011

Goodbye to Our Friend

We lost a friend 3 weeks ago today who will be so very missed. He was my husband's best friend from high school and his life was weaved into ours over the years. The two of them traveled to Europe together, ran with the bulls in Spain and were each others best man at our weddings. There were sleep overs, New Year's parties, Vespa scooter rallies (where we all went to Tijuana for one crazy crazy night) and lots of good times to remember. Most of all, I know he'll be remembered as an awesome dad to his three girls who were really the lights of his life.
Christian and I at a scooter rally circa 1998
It blows my mind to think of someone being here one day, having a normal conversation over the dinner table with you, drinking some wine, and then they're gone the next. My brain can't quite grasp this at the moment. Reflecting everyday over his passing has made me really want to let go of all the silly, inconsequential things that I allow to hold me back in my life. None of that really matters in the long run.

Wherever you are Christian, I sense that you are in peace. We love you.


Brenda said...

Patty, I am so so sorry for your and your husband's loss My thoughts are with both of you. xo Brenda

Papaver Vert said...

Thanks so much for thinking of us Brenda :)

Rayela Art said...

How awful, Patty! Was he in an accident? I now have several friends who have died and it still blows my mind that they are not here, at least not physically. You will have to keep him alive for his girls and tell them all of the oral history that they can treasure for years to come.

I was very sorry to read this, but thanks for sharing it.