Friday, March 25, 2011

On this day, 5 years ago, I lost a good friend in a very tragic accident. I've worn this green bracelet ever since, to remember and honor him. I think of him quite often and I still don't understand why he was taken from us. He was one of the greatest guys I've ever met and even if you asked me to I couldn't say one bad thing about him. He was smart, really talented and just a great friend to have. I've known him since I was really small and we were always in the same classes throughout grade school. There's so much in life that I wish he could have had the chance to experience. I get really upset just thinking about the fact that his time here was cut short. It's not fair that someone so good and pure doesn't get to experience all the joys of life to it's full extent. I like to think that he is in a much better place now and is resting at peace. He is missed daily by many people and I'm confident he watches over all of us.

Today I am taking off my green bracelet and putting it somewhere safe. Not once have I taken it off and I feel that now I should. His name is starting to wear off and the bracelet is beginning to wear thin. I'm going to keep it in a place where I will know where to find it. It's amazing that it hasn't broken over the years but I like to think that's because of the power that is behind it. I will never forget you Kyle. You were truly a great person and I thank you for looking out for me in life. May you rest in peace good friend.

-Cade

5 comments:

Samantha said...

THE BRACELET IS COMING OFF?! I won't even recognize you if/when I ever see you again.

This is a nice post, Cade. I'm sorry you lost your friend all those years ago.

RobLeBlanc said...
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artofthecomment said...

Hi Cade,

I enjoyed this post. I have been thinking a lot lately about a cousin that I lost when I was 23. He was only a few months older than me, and we used to spend tons of time with each other growing up. He had been living far away from me serving in the coast guard, and I have been wishing that I had spent more time with him while he was alive. I do have memories, though, and the sense that his spirit is watching down on us. I just wanted to let you know that your connection to your friend will last for a lifetime.

Rob

Jeff Edelman said...

What a great tribute, Cade. It was so sad to read, but I'm glad that you haven't forgotten him and continue to think about him.

Doug C. said...

Cade,

That post hit close to home for me. I respect you for having the strength to take your bracelet off. I know that had to have been a tough decision. I have lost 7 of my close friends to tragic accidents over the past 9 years. I was a passenger in the car with one of them. It took me 3 years to be able to visit his grave, and only made contact with his mom a year ago. That accident was Dec 18, 2005. I have yet to return to the accident site, and don't think I will ever be able to.

I'm sorry your friend was taken from you, and will be praying for you.

Doug