Monday, January 17, 2011

Saying Goodbye

A friend's brother recently passed away at the young age of 25 from a long battle with Ewings Sarcoma, a rare type of cancer. She and her family had been keeping a blog to keep us all up to date on Sam's battle. With great sadness I heard the news of his passing. I think that perhaps whenever you hear of someone's passing, you feel as though it can not be real. It is odd to think that someone was just here yesterday, posting status' and pictures on facebook, and today they are no longer with us.Sadly, when I went to Sam's Caring Bridge blog I saw the news and was brought to reality. I can not imagine the heartbreak that Sam's family is feeling without him in their lives. The peace that we have is knowing Sam is no longer in pain and that he is with God, who obviously had a much greater plan for him than we can ever know or understand. In his farewell blog my friend Cait wrote this about her brother, "Run, bike, swim, laugh, sing, talk, read. Enjoy life with vigor." We should all do so. Life is so short and it can be taken from us in an instant. Tell the people you love that you do, for they may not be here tomorrow. Forgive everyone, and you two shall be forgiven. Love unconditionally, for there is truly no other way to love. 

Rest in peace Sam Haygood. I never got to meet you, but I know how much your sister and family loved you. Your journey has only just begun. 

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"For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal"

2 Corinthians 4:17-18

Only the good die young