Thank goodness for friends.  Without them where would we be?  I lost a friend of mine today that brought back the loss of one of my own, very best friends.  My older brother.

I lost him when he was only 15 years of age.  I was only 8 years old.  He drove to cross country practice one morning, without me, which was the first time he'd done that, ever.  I never saw him alive again.

Today, I don't know that I'd be alive if i hadn't been with him.  Maybe fate, maybe luck, maybe it was divine intervention.  I personally believe that it was God watching out for me.  Regardless of the fact that no matter what, we still lost him.  I still have faith.   It's still a  sad day for me and even more so, for the family that lost their own dear member of their family.  To say the absolute, very least.

It makes you realize that no matter what you do, how you protect those you love.  That sometimes, accidents and life just happen.  And there's absolutely nothing you can do about it.

I can't get into details at this time.  It would be completely uncouth and downright wrong of me to at this point.  But I hope that all of us tonight, tell the ones we love, that we love them and hold them all close tonight.  And I pray, that my friends, have many prayers coming their way(I know mine and my family's are) and will help to comfort them in their time of need.

I also hope they know how much I and my family love them and their families as well.  I only hope that you cherish yours as much as you should.   You only get one family.