Monday, January 28, 2008

Why?

I've sat down several times this past weekend poised to finish some of the posts that I had already started, but we received some devastating news on Saturday that has made everything else seem completely insignificant.

My BFF called us early Saturday morning to inform us that her Husband (Agent B.) had passed away suddenly in the ER there in Virgina. The cause of death has been determined as a form of bacterial meningitis that attacked his immune system, and killed him in less than 12 hours. He went to bed not feeling well on Friday night, just a headache. He felt progressively worse throughout the night and decided it would be a good idea to go to the ER. While waiting to be seen he passed out and could not be revived.

As you can imagine we are completely in shock - things like this aren't supposed to happen to your loved ones. It's always somebody else's, somebody. A friend of a friends cousin, not your best friend. But then again, to think that you are immune from this is probably a stupid way live your life.

Agent B. has touched the lives of everyone that has ever known him. Especially ours. We formed a bond with them the first time we ever met. We have traveled together, attended football games, went through pregnancy and miscarriages with them and trusted them completely to be the legal guardians over our children in case something were to happen to us.

I wish with all of my heart that there was something more that I could do for BFF and their beautiful son. It's a situation where nothing seems right, no words, no actions, seem to fit. We are left now with the wonderful memories that Agent B. has given us, and it will be up to us to make sure that they are passed down so that their son will truly know his Father.

To my BFF, who will most likely never read this post -- I love you and I'm thinking of you.

13 comments:

AuburnGalAlways said...

I'm so very sad for your friend. I will remember her and her son in my prayers.

Catwoman said...

Oh how tragic! And with such a young boy. Your poor friend. I can't even imagine what you must have felt when she told you the news.

You're right, you never expect it to happen to someone close, and when it does, it can feel so unfair and so painful.

I'm so sorry for your friend's loss and yours.

random_mommy said...

I'm so sorry.

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will pray for Agent B, your BFF, and their child.

Kim said...

i teared up while reading this. i don't even know what to say other than i'm sorry.

Smiling Mom said...

What a horrible tragedy. I'm so sorry for your and your friend's loss.

imagesbyjeri said...

I'm so sorry to hear that.

Becca said...

I'm so sorry. I will keep y'all in my prayers.

Poodlehead said...

wow - I don't even know what to say - I'm soooooo sorry.

justmylife said...

I will keep your friend and her son in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

Yankee Belle said...

xoxo

SnapHappyInkyMomma said...

How unbelievably tragic. I'm so sorry.

Southern Cheesehead said...

I'm so sorry for the loss. I'll be praying for the family.

You probably don't know who I am, but I've worked with your hubby (I've always called Cle-daddy) off and on since his radio days and my agency days.

I found your blog from your hubby's update on the twins. My hubby and I have been praying for your pregnancy since Cle-daddy told me about it. Please know that you're being covered in prayers and so is this other sweet family.