For 19 years I knew the day would come; and now, I know how it truly feels. Can we ever be prepared for the transition? I'm so grateful for the time we shared, and all we were able to do together. Those shared memories serve me everyday now. I'm grateful for my faith that speaks peace to my mind and tells me my best friend is whole again, very happy, without worldly afflictions or commotion, and blessed with all he earned in this mortal life. Our home will ever be filled with snapshots we captured through the years; and, they are great treasures in my life. I know of the love his family holds in their hearts for their generous father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and, I pray we will all find our way so that we can be reunited again.
It was April, 2011, so there is time yet to personally adjust to the separation.
I would like to invite others who are having this experience to add their thoughts to the question "Have you lost your best friend lately?