This morning I found out a friend of mine died yesterday evening. He was riding his motorcycle on a county road and a car coming in the opposite direction crossed the center line and collided with him head on. My friend was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 22.
I didn't know him all that well but he was someone that definitely touched my life. He was the kind of person who always had a smile on his face, always had a good thing to say about everyone and always looked for the good. He was goofy and happy and someone you knew that you could count on. He would have gone on to do such wonderful things. And instead his life was cut very, very short.
I've never lost anyone like this before. I've lost grandparents but I'm having a hard time coming to terms with someone so young dying. I'm fine until I think of yet another thing that he will never be able to do again and then I start crying. I just cannot fathom this.
To anyone who has lost someone that was young, how did you deal? How did you come to terms with the fact that a young life was cut short?