Monday, August 04, 2008

There are things you don't want to hear or believe...

In "A Bridge to Terabithia" a boy is told that his close friend had died.  His reaction is of gut wrenching disbelief and denial.  That happened to me this morning.  I got a phone call that a good friend and co-worker of 8 or so years had passed away.  He was just a couple of years older than me.  I really just cannot comprehend it right now.

I always admired Chuck for the way he seemed to live each moment to the fullest.  He always seemed so energetic, upbeat, and optimistic.  He was always happy to have you around and always made you feel welcome and comfortable.  Just about everyone was a friend to Chuck.  He would build you up when you talked to him.  He was fantastic to work with.  Outside of work he was up for just about anything with friends and he definitely loved to surf.  Chuck was always crazy in the best ways. 

Chuck, you are gone way too soon and you are sorely missed.

"Until you forget what you think you know and what you think is possible, you will never know what is truly attainable."


  1. What a shocking loss! My sympathy, and prayers for his family.

  2. So sorry to hear about the loss ~ Prayers to his family and friends.

  3. Thank you both for the kind thoughts and prayers.


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