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10 August 2010 @ 06:26 am
*warning for unfunniness*  
It feels like I've been running, running, running... with absolutely no respite for the last five days.

Of course, if that were the case, I'd be laid out flat in the hospital, because no matter how much time on the elliptical I spend, it isn't the same as running.

I digress.

Saturday morning, one of Nolan's closest friends passed away. We knew it was coming. He developed pancreatitis and had a heart attack, subsequently was in the CCU, and then the last week and a half of his life was moved to hospice. Scott was funny and dry and sarcastic and never gave Nolan an inch. I'd known him for about 16 years, dating back to when Nolan and I were just friends, and the two guys lived together. Nolan's a pallbearer and the funeral is this morning.

I'm emotional about it. 39 year-old men should not die. Parents should not have to bury their children.

Yet I know that God has a plan, and I know that Scott was a Christian. He's in heaven with the Lord and that's fantastic. It gives me comfort. And I'm happy that Scott isn't in pain anymore.

It also leaves us with a lot of questions.

Once I do get to heaven, there's a list of people I need to chat with, starting with Eve. "Why the apple, sister? The rest of the garden not good enough?"

Anyhow, that's where I've been, dealing with family stuff and not feeling altogether chatty. However, I hope everyone out there is well, and that you have a great rest of the week!
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tracyj23: Flowers - rosetracyj23 on August 10th, 2010 12:27 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear that news Carrie. My sympathies go out to Scott's family, to you and to Nolan. It's always hard dealing with the death of a friend or family member, particularly so when they're young. It makes you face your own mortality when someone your age (or younger) dies and no matter how staunch your faith is, it always leaves you with questions.

God's peace be with you all as you deal with those questions and mourn the loss of a friend.
Elle Blessingway: Hugs!Teddyelle_blessing on August 10th, 2010 01:08 pm (UTC)

That's all I've got this early in the morning, but I think it's all that's needed, too. *snuggs*
Jessica K Malfoy: food: coffee latte foamyjessicakmalfoy on August 10th, 2010 01:14 pm (UTC)
Hugs hugs hugs. Many, many hugs.

I think that's a good question. In my Bible as Literature class the teacher said apples aren't native to the middle east & it was probably a pomegrant (a word I cannot spell). For some reason I've always wondered about that! But yeah... If you have a whole garden, what's 1 tree?

I have a feeling there's a life lesson in that for me.
Embellishedembe11ished on August 10th, 2010 01:33 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss. *Hugs*
maureen: rosemaureen on August 10th, 2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry, woman. For both you and Nolan. You are right... 39 is way too young to die. It's also way too close to our 37 to make it anything less than altogether unsettling. I'll keep you all in prayers for the next little while.
O Demanding One: Encourage: Peaceheyurs on August 10th, 2010 05:34 pm (UTC)

Ohmygoodness, Carrie. I almost pinged you last night about this. :(

Give NK my sympathies, please.

*hugs you*

seegrim: puple felt flowerseegrim on August 10th, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
Please give my condolences and a big hug to NK. I'm so sorry, Carrie. Hugs and love to you, too.