Monday, June 30, 2008

Mourning a College Friend

It is truly a sad day for my Aggie girlfriends and I. We learned of the tragic passing of one of our dear college friends. He meant the world to us and was our Big Brother. Anytime we needed him, he was there. We were his "Aggie Girls." He was there when we bought our first drink at 21 and dunked our Aggie rings our senior year. Its fun to remember the great times we had and sad to think our reunion this year will be mourning the loss of our dear friend. He had a heart of gold and would do anything for any of us girls.

He and his brother were fishing on a lake in Galveston when winds picked up. A wave hit their boat from both sides and threw both of them out. His brother was able to swim to shore safely, with minor injuries. Our friend, however was not so lucky. Coast Guard and ER personnel assume he hit his head, was knocked unconcious and was not able to swim to safety. About an hour after his brother swam to shore, his body was found a few miles up the beach on the edge of the shore.

At first, we were in denial. He was just 31 years old. He would have been 32 in September. It is sad and we will truly miss him...but deep down we know he is looking down on us telling us that we should stop crying and be happy...because we have a guardian angel watching over us.

We love you R and we will miss you so much!!!

2 comments:

MommaJen said...

I'm so sorry Lacey. losing friends is hard especially at such a young age.

Jenn Greeley said...

I'm so very sorry.