Monday, July 5, 2010
Posted by Jorie at 1:00 PM
I am so sad to be typing this now, but I need a bit of an outlet, so here goes. I just got word not long ago that we have lost yet another friend and soldier in Afghanistan yesterday.... On Independence Day. It is hitting me harder than usual because this is somebody with whom I had a falling out long ago, and never fully mended the fences. I should have known better, since losing friends and coworkers over there is nothing new to me, and hasn't been for years, so I am having a really hard time accepting that he's really gone now and I fell into the trap of thinking "there is always time."
Military or not, if there is someone you have yet to resolve an issue with, don't think that there is still time. Regardless of who is "at fault" take the time to smooth things over. You never know what might happen before you do.
Rest in Peace, AJ. You will be deeply missed by many, and forever remembered by all for your sacrifice.