I have really debated writing about this on my blog. An old friend of mine passed away recently. He was my age (35) with a wife and three small children. We were not as close in recent years (we were high school friends) but kept up with each other on birthdays and to trade a funny story every once in a while.
He died of complications from Hantavirus. The CDC had to come in and the health department investigated. He was cleaning out his basement when he contracted the virus and within a few weeks, he was gone. His wife and children are staying with friends until they can return home.
Besides the terrible loss of a truly wonderful person, I have been shaken by the seeming randomness and speed of it all. On June 9th he celebrated his birthday with his wife and responded to birthday wishes from friends and on June 17th, he passed away. Scary.
It has made me really think about some serious and sad things and hug my small guys a little bit tighter.
Some knitting and some sewing going on. I'll post pictures in another post.