Wow, so much has been going on in the lives of my friends lately, I have shed tears several times in the last two weeks alone.
A few weeks ago Dane's cousin and his wife, lost twins. she was over half way done with her pregnancy and while I don't have the details, she is devastated over having lost her boys.
I found out this morning that a fantastic woman, Bri, in our old ward here in Roseville, finally lost the battle to cancer. She has been fighting it for two and a half years now, when she was originally given 6-9 months. She is leaving behind a husband and four kids aged about 11, 9, 6 and 4. We went on a walk yesterday to return something to a family who lived near Bri and decided last minute to knock on the door and see if there was anything we could do. Her husband answered the door, he was on the phone, and said, Now is not a good time guys, then he closed the door. Little did we know that the long expected day had finally come and Bri was gone. She was only a few weeks younger than Dane.
I wish I had gotten to know Bri even more in the year that I have known the family. It was hard though. For the last five months or so she has not been able to get out of bed. Finding time to stop by and visit has been difficult since no one ever knew if it was going to be a good or a bad day. We made it over for FHE once and Bri was struggling with a migraine but she stuck it out. The few times I did get to visit with her she was always happy.
My heart goes out to those suffering from loss at this time. Bri, I will miss you, but I know you are out of pain and for that I am grateful. Carrie, I can't imagine how painful this is. My prayers are with you.