Sunday, March 16, 2008
We Will Miss You
June 21, 1969 - March 12, 2008
My best friends husband passed away last week. Very unexpected, complications from a strep bacteria. Chad was a wonderful man, loving husband and the most amazing father. Besides his parents and siblings he leaves behind my bf and two small boys. This sort of thing is just not supposed to happen. We are too young.
There was a celebration of life at their church yesterday - it was the most amazing thing I have seen. The hallways and foyer were full of pictures and memorabilia, the service included a media slide show and a time for people to talk about Chad. My bf had so much strength she even got up to speak. She is strong and there are is so much outpouring of love she will survive. But my heart aches for her. After the service everyone, I mean hundreds of people poured into the fellowship hall for a Penn State Tailgate party - which would have made the 'Tailgate King' happy.
Chad thank you for your bear hugs, your smile, your support and always looking out for others. We will miss you and hold you close in our hearts.
So reminders to us all - life is short so take each day and love your family and friends, let grievances go and enjoy every moment. I am going to go tell my husband how much he means to me....