Sunday, March 9, 2008

I found out yesterday that one of my friends had passed away. He had been suffering with a brain tumor for some time and had been in the Edmonton hospital for the past couple of months. I'm so sad that he passed on but at the same time I realize that he's in a better place now, not suffering and experiencing a life beyond my comprehension.

Kevin was an amazing guy, always laughing and joking. He had just gotten married six months ago to an amazingly strong woman. Even though she has a huge burden, she is an amazing encouragement and support to his family.

Kevin and I went to College and Career group together several years back. He had a cabin a ways out of town that we would visit and had built a huge Tarzan swing over the gully. The cable of the swing was attached to the tops of two huge fir trees so the swing would carry you way out before you came back to land on the platform. Kevin would laugh so hard when us girls would swing out, screaming. I'm pretty sure that's the only reason he actually built the swing.

We had a great group of friends back then and it was always great to get together with them on Thursday nights for dinner. One time Kevin walked in and we all looked at him, knowing there was something wrong. His nephew (who was his age) was laughing behind him. I suddenly noticed what was different. "Kevin, did you shave off your eye brows??" He started laughing and said that Davey had dared him too. We asked what he got out of the deal and he said "nothing" (:

His funeral is on Friday, his body is donated to science so it's going to take a bit longer for the funeral to happen. It's going to be so sad to see all our friends again. So hard.

But he's happy. And that's what we have to focus on.

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