Nothing can EVER prepare you for death, but it’s power multiplies exponentially when it is sudden and unexpected.
Today, a good friend died. She was young, vibrant, energetic, wise, tough and level headed. Her passing more than knocked the wind out of me. Though we haven’t spoken in a year (a fact that I regret more than ever in this moment), at one time, she was my pillar of strength. I don’t say this lightly when I say she saved my life. In fact, I have a folder in my email called “strength,” filled with notes from her. Upon hearing about her death, I opened that folder that I’ve neglected lately and found this note:
"Even in moments of complete devastation, your inner core will be churning away, reproducing a new you… Someone you can be proud of now. It takes time and patience, but anything worth having never comes easily. You are good and you are strong. You are worth more than you could imagine. I am here for you. I will hold you up when everything else seems to be falling down around you.”
The earth is a lesser place without her.