Just hung up the phone with my best friend. She just told me that a mutual friend of ours passed away at 12:30AM this morning. He was only 37 years old. He has been battling brain
cancer for the past two years. He was doing well in the beginning….had surgery, recovered well and was doing great until the tumor grew back in January. They performed another surgery and his prognosis was not good. There was nothing more anyone could do for him and he was sent home to be with his family in his final months. Cancer took over him and he is no longer with us. The worst part of this whole thing…he was supposed to be married in September. He died with his fiance and family at his side. I can’t imagine what his fiance must be feeling. I feel so bad for her. Will she ever be able to get over this? Will she ever be able to move on? Will she ever get married? And for his parents, no parent should ever have to witness a death of their own child. In our society, children are supposed to bury their parents. Not the other way around. Cancer sucks! It is something that can’t be avoided. Some people get it for no reason. It is a horrible thing that just consumes your body, every living cell inside of you and no matter how much radiation and chemotherapy received, those nasty cells continue to multiply until there is nothing more to do but watch someone you love die.
I know he is in a better place and no longer in pain. This is what I would like to say to his fiance…
As long as you two loved each other, and remember the feeling of love you two shared, he can die without ever really going away. All the love you two created is still there. All the memories are still there. He will live on in the hearts of everyone he has touched and nurtured while he was here. Death ends a life not a relationship.