|4th of July, 2013|
|Campfire at George's, September 2012|
The events of the past couple weeks have thrown me back in time.
I've relived my last moments with George in my head a thousand times.
I've pored through photos and videos, reminiscing over the past 20 years of friendship.
I've felt the familiar pangs of grief and mourned again for the loss of my dad.
Death is senseless. Even with a belief in a creator, it feels cruel. I'm trying to stretch my vision into something more eternal, but my perspective is still constrained. Despite that, I've been able to find moments of peace. I am blessed by kind, thoughtful friends with patient ears.
|A moment from this weekend's escape at Jacob Lake|
"Our Heavenly Father ... knows that we learn and grow and become stronger as we face and survive the trials through which we must pass. We know that there are times when we will experience heartbreaking sorrow, when we will grieve, and when we may be tested to our limits. However, such difficulties allow us to change for the better, to rebuild our lives in the way our Heavenly Father teaches us, and to become something different from what we were--better than we were, more understanding than we were, more empathetic than we were, with stronger testimonies than we had before."
- Thomas S. Monson
Sending love to George, and love to you all.