its painful enough imagining what life would be like without the ones you hold dearest to your heart. i can only hope that those who know this pain are able to move on, not to forget, but to continue to do what their loved ones would want them to. i am deeply saddened by the loss of a friend, whose life was cut way too short. he leaves behind two beautiful girls and his lovely girlfriend, whom i cant express how much sadness i have for them. ive dealt with losses of friends in the past, but this one for some reason hit the hardest. kevin and i werent the closest of friends, but he was a good freind nonetheless. maybe its because im older now, maybe its because i have so much empathy for his family, or maybe its a combination of all the tragedies that occuured in this year alone, but whatever the reason, this day has left me with a loss of focus and a heavy heart. yet again my perspective on life has tweaked. his passing has given me a deeper appreciation for life and a greater love for those that surround me. i will cherish every single moment that makes me smile, laugh, cry, and shout, because every moment lived is a moment worth valuing. as cliche as it may sound, life really is too short. it can change at the blink of an eye, it can end at the catch of a breath. cherish what you have, because it can easily be taken away from you.
rest in paradise Kevin Freeman.4.09.11