We did the traditional egg hunt, the girls had so much fun. Although I’m not currently a member of a church, I do have my own faith and I tried to ensure the girls had some brief insight in to why we were celebrating. That is wasn’t just about the bunny!
Then we received the devastating news that my childhood friends 15yr old had lost his two week battle with Cancer.
A young man in his prime. Cheeky, cute, smart loving and polite..gone!
He hadn’t been ill. There were no signs. One day hanging out with friends larger than life. The next wracked with pain, diagnosed and on the two week roller coaster spiral.
How do we not get angry? How do I tell my girls about god and what it means when I can’t figure it out myself? How can this happen?
The only thing that I can focus on is should we be grateful it only took two weeks? That he didn’t have to suffer long?
This young man was adored by all. There is a cavern that can never be filled! But his family and friends need to get through one day at a time and be proud. Proud of the young man he had become! Proud of his spirit and his fight and proud to have been blessed with 15years to get to know such a wonderful human being.
Rest in peace Charlie.
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