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Good riddance!

Farewell 2003 and take all the heartache and misery with you on your way out.

Today I was talking to my coworker and she asked if I liked Guns n Roses. I told her that I used to listen to them alot and told her about a boyfriend from over a decade ago who just loved them. He used to be a bulldogger and he would listen to GnR before his event to get pumped up.

Anyway, I decided to google his name thinking I'd find an article about him to show her but instead I found his obituary. He passed away in October. For what seems like the millionth time this year, the tears flowed until I thought I would surely dehydrate. He was a tremendous young man back when I knew him and I can't imagine he was anything less than that when he left this world. When I think about the pain his wife went through, it is overwhelming. I hope I never have to experience it. I am certainly going to hug Todd a little tighter than usual when he comes in tonight.

I know moments like this shape a person. Everything is a lesson. I only hope this is the end of the sorrow for awhile and that out of the sorrow of the past year, I can build something strong.