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Default  Posted: 9:58 PM, October 26th (Saturday)

A friend of mine passed away earlier this week. He was my age. It was unexpected. And he had two kids younger than mine.

There was a celebration of life tonight.

I only knew him for a relatively short amount of time compared to most of the attendees tonight. But that short time was enough.

So, call that friend. Meet them for coffee. Go have a beer with them. Because life happens. It just happens.

WH - 44
BW - gerrygirl

Posts: 6099 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Boise
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Default  Posted: 10:03 PM, October 26th (Saturday)

(((BaxtersBFF))) I am so sorry, I know the feeling of losing a friend so young and unexpected. My thoughts are with you.

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Default  Posted: 10:04 PM, October 26th (Saturday)

I'm sorry about the loss of your friend, Baxter.

Take up your space (and do it well).

"That's the thing about pain, it demands to be felt."

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Default  Posted: 10:11 PM, October 26th (Saturday)

Sorry about your loss and thank you for the reminder


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Default  Posted: 10:15 PM, October 26th (Saturday)

((((Baxter)))) I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. I will keep his family in my thoughts.

Life does just happen. Faster than any one of us can imagine. Thank you for that reminder.

You can call me NIK

"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."
- Carlos Santana

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Default  Posted: 11:24 PM, October 26th (Saturday)

So sorry Baxter! Losing a friend is never easy, especially so young. I lost a friend about a month and a half ago, very suddenly. It really shook me up, but it put into perspective Just how precious life really is.
So, call that friend. Meet them for coffee. Go have a beer with them. Because life happens. It just happens
this!! This so much!! Again my deepest sympathies Baxter!

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Together 18 yrs. Many ddays, last one late 8/12 "Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it." Tori Amos

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Default  Posted: 11:39 AM, October 27th (Sunday)

I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Default  Posted: 6:25 PM, October 27th (Sunday)

Thanks for the reminder, Baxter. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Your friend was better for having known you.


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Default  Posted: 7:56 PM, October 27th (Sunday)

Sorry for your loss

FBH - 42
FWW - 43 (BrokenRoad)
2 kids 7&12

The people you do your life with shape the life you live

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Default  Posted: 7:56 PM, October 27th (Sunday)

I'm so sorry for your loss Baxter.

“We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.”... Anais Nin

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Default  Posted: 8:10 PM, October 27th (Sunday)

I'm so sorry to hear about your dear friend. I wish I could find some words to make you feel better but know you're in my thoughts.

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Default  Posted: 8:47 PM, October 27th (Sunday)

That's very sad to hear, I'm sorry, BBFF.

{Him}FBH - 43 (WifeHad5)
{Me} FWW - 44
2 kids 7 & 12
Reconciled :)
Beauty and folly are old companions.--Benjamin Franklin

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Default  Posted: 2:20 AM, October 28th (Monday)

Thank you for the reminder. I am sorry about your friend.

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Default  Posted: 7:00 AM, October 28th (Monday)

Baxter, I'm sorry you lost your friend

"Don't give up, the beginning is always the hardest." My Mom:)

My tolerance for stupid shit is getting less and less.

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Default  Posted: 11:52 AM, October 28th (Monday)

Peace and healing thoughts for you and those who loved your friend along with you.

My best friend passed away at 40 in August... I understand.


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Default  Posted: 12:14 PM, October 28th (Monday)

Thanks all.

The celebration of life was great. There were so many people who showed up. Lots of love going around.

WH - 44
BW - gerrygirl

Posts: 6099 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Boise
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Default  Posted: 1:14 PM, October 28th (Monday)

My friend (43) passed away two weeks ago.

I'm having a heck of a time with it. Not sure if it was because she was so close to my age or what (and our kiddos are the same age) but it really shook me to the core.

I did EXACTLY what you said over the weekend....I met up with my old HS friend because you just never know when life is going to change on you.

Sorry about your friend!

Eyes are useless if the mind is blind.

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