Saturday, March 24, 2012

In Remembrance

Life can change in the blink of an eye. That thought keeps going through my head over and over.

One of Grant's best friends, Jason, passed away unexpectedly today.

Jason was a wonderful guy. He was like a brother to Grant and my brother-in-law, Eric. They grew up together. He adored his nieces and adored Dylan, Lexie, and Lily. Lexie had a "crush" on him. He had such a bright future ahead of him, but left this world much too soon.

He was family.

He was just here on Thursday. He spent the day helping Grant get some projects done around our house. He re-built a rock wall along our driveway, and was so excited to show me the new light fixture he hung up on our front porch for us. He hid in the dumpster we had delivered, and jumped out at me, doubling over in laughter when I screamed. He was thrilled with his new camera, and snapped pictures of Lexie and Lily, and took a picture of Dylan climbing off the bus. He had dinner with us, and gave Dylan a pep talk about ignoring anybody who may make fun of him about being so skinny. He thanked me repeatedly for a delicious dinner, and gave my kids hugs before they went to bed. That night, he posted on facebook about how he had had a great day with his brothers.

Today, we're reeling with shock over this sudden loss. He will be missed so much.

I pray that he is at peace.

22 comments:

  1. Oh Stephanie, my heart is breaking for you and your family. Sending hugs and prayers your way...

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  2. That's awful!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so sorry. Hugs & prayers go out to you guys!

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  3. So sorry for your family's loss! I am praying for you guys!

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  4. I am just so terribly sorry for your loss. :(

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  5. I'm so sorry Stefanie! Sending thoughts and prayers for you and your family tonight :(

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  6. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend! I'm sending lots of prayers your way!!!

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  7. oh my goodness! what a shock! prayers to you and his family.

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  8. Oh my gosh I am so so sorry to hear of your loss. Life is so precious and I'm glad you have those wonderful last memories with your friend. Sending thoughts and prayers to you!

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  9. I'm so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you all.

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  10. I am so sorry for what your family is going through. Thinking about you guys during this difficult time...

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  11. Oh how terrible. I am so sorry to here this. You all will be in my prayers during this very difficult time :(.

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  12. I was so sad to hear this.. thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

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  13. I am so sorry for you loss! He sounds like a man that change people lives by being in them.

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  14. such a sad and tragic loss... ((hugs)) to all of you during this time

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  15. I was so sad to read this. Your family, and especially your husband are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  16. What a sad, sad story. Hugs and prayers for your family right now.

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  17. Awe, I'm so sorry. I'm sure I would be devastated. What a wonderful last day you had together to remember him by.

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  18. So sorry for your loss. Life is much too short.

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  19. I'm really sorry Stef. I added you guys on our church's prayer list on Sunday. I know it will take time, but I really hope you all find some peace during this difficult time. Much love!

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  20. So sorry to hear about your loss! May he rest in peace. hugs!

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  21. I am so sorry... what awful news.

    Praying for his family and friends as they grieve... I am so sorry.

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