My heart aches. Earlier this month I learned that one of my closest friends and former next door neighbors tragically lost her oldest son, a young man who was passionate about life. He was one of those guys who seemed older than his years when he was a teenager and more youthful as he aged. He laughed easily and made everyone around him feel comfortable. The phrase "He never met a stranger" was written for people like him.
As tempting as it is to ramble on and on about my feelings, that's not what I think is appropriate right now. All I want to do now is remind you to hug those you love and don't forget to tell them how much you appreciate them. Cherish the time you have together.