Last week, a dear friend of ours passed away. He was funny, kind, witty, caring, generous, thoughtful, and almost always had a smile on his face. His personality was such that everyone he met couldn’t help but love him.
In addition to being a wonderful family friend, he was even one of the earliest fans of Cookies & Clogs. He entered the second giveaway we hosted, featuring a set of highlighters. He actually won in the random drawing and was amusingly pleased with them. As the blog continued to grow he and his wife would often say how proud they were of me, like parents seeing their child succeed.
The decline of his health was not sudden but his death was. He was only in his mid-30s. No matter what the reason, never take for granted the time you have now with your loved ones. For when they die, the hole they leave can only be filled with the happy memories you had of and with them.