A Loss  

rm_dragonheat23 52M
977 posts
4/20/2006 8:19 am

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A Loss

A very dear friend of mine lost his fight with leukemia yesterday. He was only diagnosed about five months ago. He was 35 and left behind a wife and two children under ten.
He did spend his last days surrounded by love, and really did live life while he still had it.
It’s funny, he thought that he would beat it and he sure did put up a fight. We talked about the future and how he was planning on being there for his daughters’ weddings. He told me that he had so much left to do.

I guess that it wasn’t meant to be.

It really makes you think about how fragile and precious this life we are given is.

Live life while you have it

rm_BigDnLady 44M/42F
1140 posts
4/20/2006 11:53 am

I lost a friend of mine earlier this year as well to leukemia, as well. He had been diagnosed only 3 months before his death. He was a mere 26 years young. It is scary to me, of how quickly the deaths come after the diagnosis!! Big hugs to you and to his family.


rm_dragonheat23 replies on 4/21/2006 6:58 am:
It is amazing how fast a person change from from healthy and alive.
Thank you for the hugs, I will pass them on to his family. They need them too.

kelly402005 53F

4/20/2006 2:00 pm

Live like you're dying, today....
and everyday...........

~~~ My motto, since my brother's accident............

~~~~~~***deep massive genuine hugs to you, my friend***~~~~~~


rm_dragonheat23 replies on 4/21/2006 6:59 am:
Thank you kel. It means a lot.

moonfire2u 71F
2602 posts
4/20/2006 8:04 pm

Life is precious...and fleeting...that is why it is important to live each day with joy in our hearts...I feel your sadness...

kind thoughts,

rm_dragonheat23 replies on 4/21/2006 7:02 am:
Moonfire, thank you for your kind words. I have always tried to live each day to the fullest, but something like this really makes you take a hard look at your life and cherish it. As always,

Fox4aKnight1 44F

4/21/2006 4:42 am

hugsssssssssssss and I agree ....Live life while you can!!!

rm_dragonheat23 replies on 4/21/2006 7:07 am:
Got your hugs and will pass them on to the family.

pet_humility 50F

4/21/2006 5:15 am

Hugs you tight.
Sorry for your loss..

rm_dragonheat23 replies on 4/21/2006 7:08 am:
Pet, thank you for the tight hugs. Maybe someday I can collect them in person. Thanks.

Whispersoftly5 53F
15176 posts
4/21/2006 7:03 am

I'm so sorry for your loss. The circle of life can be so painful and sad and life itself can be so sweet. I lost a friend to breast cancer this year and my brother is in the battle of his life with AIDS/Cancer so your post really hit home with me. There really is something to the saying live life as though everyday is to be your last. One just never knows. Take care sweetie and hugs to you and the family of your friend.


rm_dragonheat23 replies on 4/21/2006 8:47 am:
Thank you Whisper, it is so difficult to watch those that we love leave this world. I hope that when my time comes, those that I leave behind will know that I lived life to the max. Thank you for the hugs

southrnpeach333 52F

4/21/2006 8:14 am

I always feel so inadequate in situations like this. I never know the words to say that will help. I guess there are not words. So I am just sending my thoughts. I feel for you.

rm_dragonheat23 replies on 4/21/2006 8:48 am:
Peach, words are not necessary, I have your thoughts.

sassybelle21 34F  
13313 posts
4/22/2006 12:26 am

I'm sorry that I came too late May he rest in peace.

rm_dragonheat23 replies on 4/24/2006 6:21 am:
That's ok sassy, you are here now.

angelwoarose 42F

4/22/2006 11:30 am

I'm sorry for you loss. I just lost my dad last week. So I understand the pain you are experiencing. It made me realize I needed to go live and not be afraid of being hurt...cause death can come at any moment...and I'm gonna dance....

Take care *hugs*

rm_dragonheat23 replies on 4/24/2006 6:23 am:
I'm sorry about your loss. It can be so hard to say goodbye to a loved one. >>HUGS<< to you also.

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