A friend who recently lost her wonderful mother said to me of grief - it will just hit you one day when you are least expecting it that he is really gone.
I'm not sure if today was that day but I woke up thinking about him, drove to and from my errands with him in mind and there were some moments where the pain of his absence rocked me to the core.
When I checked my email this afternoon, I had one from a name I didn't recognize. She said that she was a friend of his from way back and that they had even been roommates at one time. Over the years, though they kept track of each other, they barely saw each other. Her last contact with him was on Facebook a few months before his passing where he wrote on her wall - miss you - and she responded - me too. She told me that she loved him dearly and was in too much pain to introduce herself to me at his funeral.
I can't tell you how strongly I feel that this beautiful email in my inbox today was his way of comforting me.
Thank you Matt. I hope heaven is giving you all that this world could not. xoxo