Post # 1
SO’s best friend passed away today. He had a rare disease, only in his early 30s. I’m just so grateful that SO got to see him yesterday, before he really started slipping.
This is going to be a hard week for us. And to make matters worse, I’m 99% sure SO was going to propose this coming weekend. Now, who knows. I don’t think I even care. He doesn’t need any reassurance that I’m going to be there for him forever.
This has really put things into perspective. For the last few months, I’ve been borderline obsessing about getting engaged. Now, more than ever, I realize its the way we treat each other and the dreams we have for our future that really matter.
So to those of you who are waiting like me- don’t let it take over your life. Enjoy every minute because life is too short. Our friend was only married for a few months when this happened.
And to those of you with any religious beliefs- please say a little prayer for my friend and his family.
Thanks Bees <3
Post # 3
@Kay1126: I’m so sorry for the loss. you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Post # 5
xox thinking of you and your SO and your friend and his family
Post # 6
Sorry to hear about this loss. Thanks for reminding me not to overfocus on things that aren’t important. Hugs!
Post # 7
Thank you all very much. This community is such a blessing at times like these. The outreach of support among people who have never met is astounding. Thanks so much <3
Post # 8
You are right, we get caught up in little things and forget how precious life is! I’m very sorry for your loss, and am praying for your friend, his family, and you. I hope you and your SO can comfort and care for one another.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2012 - the Columns Hotel
myy condolences to yoou and your so- wishing y’all peace.
and wanted to mention, one of mr a’s good friends died (suicide) about 3 months before he proposed. he said that losing gil made him realize that life was too precious and fragile to chance not having us together to face it, and that it really pushed him to propose.
Post # 10
@Kay1126: Our friend was only married for a few months when this happened.
Give our condoloences to the family and the new bride… was she a “bee”?
Post # 11
So sorry to hear about your loss. Sending good thoughts your way.
Post # 12
Sorry for all affected by this loss! It’s nice to hear from someone who can keep things in perspective, I’m sure your SO appreciates you just being there at this painful time.
Post # 13
@happyface: No she was not a bee. They actually had the big wedding planned for December 2011, but he got sick over the summer so they postponed it and had a quick ceremony just so they could be married. They were supposed to have the big wedding in a couple of months. They were together for about 8 years. I feel so terrible for her.
And to everyone who commented- thank you all for the support. It really means a lot.
Post # 14
@archer: Thank you for your story. I’m sorry about your friend as well. I feel bad having anything to be happy about right now, but SO and I talked about it and obviously, his friend would have wanted us to continue on with our lives. I’m sure a proposal is on the horizon. Its just hard to see past this week right now :/ But we’ll get through it. Thank you for your kind words.
Post # 15
So sorry for yours and SO loss. Make sure that you continue to tell so that you are always going to there. Fiance and i just went through something similar and it brought us so much closer, sad but true. just taking time to think that the one you love could be gone in an instant!
Post # 16
Sorry for your loss. It does put things in perspective. Life is so precious!