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Life goes on but not without its scars

Well the last time I really posted anything was when I posted about Collin's passing. Since then I've once again let the blog gather dust so I figured I should clear the dust and pick up where I left off. I haven't posted any more stories about Collin in the comments below simply because most of them are just situations that might have a personal meaning to me and would be hard to express in words while still expressing any real meaning to anyone else. It does not mean that he's out of my mind though. While the pain has been somewhat dulled, I still think about him every day. Yesterday I went to visit Collin's grave. It feels weird to type such a thing about a friend of mine. I know I'm not a kid anymore but I'm certainly not old enough to be visiting the graves of my friends. There are no standing headstones at this cemetery (that's the rule apparently) so the markers are either flat monuments or just simple markers or a sign of some sor…

The passing of a friend

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I'm sure anyone who reads this page will most likely hear the news from me but tonight I learned that a very good friend has passed away. He was taken far too young and very suddenly. I've lost loved ones in the past but every time it has been an older member of the family who has lived a full life and left behind people happier to have known them. Collin was a young man and his sudden passing makes it so tough to deal with. I've known him since before high school and still saw him pretty regularly. I know the pain I'm experiencing is nothing compared to how much his family must be hurting... it makes me feel like I'm being selfish like I'm feeling bad for myself. I just try to remember that Christ wept when Lazarus died even though He was to raise Lazarus moments later. It's good to grieve for those who pass on but I have to believe that one day I will see my friend again... I will shake his hand and greet him in the paradise prepared for us since t…