Said goodbye to a friend forever today.....

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by RangerM9, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. RangerM9

    RangerM9 New Member

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    Had to say goodbye to my friend today. she was killed by a drunk driver (on a boat!) last weekend. The drunk asshole (with a no-drink probation clause already on record) in a speed boat ran their small I/O boat over from behind, she died almost instantly we think/hope (closed casket tells you something of the extent of her injuries). Her fiancee and his family members (including a 7 year old) on the boat survived with injuries. She was due to be married next month. Had to talk to her parents and fiancee tonight.....and there are absolutly no words that work in such a case. All I could do was say "I'm so sorry" as i cried with them. Next to the death of my grandfather, this was the hardest funeral i have ever been to....no one should be dying at age 31 with only 5 weeks until their wedding.

    She was a wonderful person for anyone to know....i honestly can't think of anyone who didn't like her....It is unreal to think i will never get to talk to her again. Life does go on, and we appreciate the time we have even more as a result of such things. So friends, take a moment to think of your friends and loved ones. if you haven't seen them or talked to them in a while, make a point to do so, they may be gone, or you may be gone, before you ever get that chance again. Hug your wife, girlfriend, dog, cat, whatever, don't wait until it is too late.....Make the most of the time you have.

    And a personal request....if you are going to drink, by all means drink, and have a great time.....but don't drive....not anything........call a cab, call a friend, hell...call me!.....but don't drive!

    no one should die like this.
     
  2. Wulf

    Wulf Premium Member

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    I feel ya, Ranger* :cry:

    Remember the good times and know you'll come heart to heart again with those you love.

    Wulf
     

  3. RiceCakes

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    Wish I had the words, but I'm no poet. Sorry to hear man. Truly a tragedy. Best of wishes to her friends and family. Tell her fiancee to hang in there. I've been with mine for 5 years now, I can't fathom what I would do if I lost her. It wouldn't be good though. Make sure he has the support he needs.
    Hang in there
    -RC
     
  4. aubie515

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    Sorry for your loss. I never lecture to people about their drinking habits...but I dislike people who do not know their limitations when they drink. If you are going to drink...have someone drive for you. My prayers are with your friend's family.
     
  5. IDPASteyr

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    Ranger, You have my heart-felt sympathy at your time of loss.
     
  6. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    my sincere condolonces Ranger
     
  7. armyvet

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    When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

    When tomorrow starts without me,
    And I’m not there to see,
    If the sun should rise and find your eyes
    All filled with tears for me;

    I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
    The way you did today,
    While thinking of the many things,
    We didn’t get to say.

    I know how much you love me,
    As much as I love you,
    And each time that you think of me,
    I know you’ll miss me too.

    But when tomorrow starts without me,
    Please try to understand,
    That an angel came and called my name,
    And took me by the hand,

    And said my place was ready,
    In heaven far above,
    And that I’d have to leave behind
    All those I dearly love.

    But as I turned to walk away,
    A tear fell from my eye,
    For all my life, I’d always thought,
    I didn’t want to die.

    I had so much to live for,
    So much yet to do,
    It seemed almost impossible,
    That I was leaving you.

    I thought of all the yesterdays,
    The good ones and the bad,
    I thought of all the love we shared,
    And all the fun we had.

    If I could relive yesterday,
    Just even for a while,
    I’d say good-bye and kiss you
    And maybe see you smile.

    But then I fully realized,
    That this could never be,
    For emptiness and memories,
    Would take the place of me.

    And when I thought of worldly things,
    I might miss come tomorrow,
    I thought of you and when I did,
    My heart was filled with sorrow.

    But when I walked through heaven’s gates,
    I felt so much at home,
    When God looked down and smiled at me,
    From His great golden throne.

    He said, “This is eternity,
    And all I’ve promised you.
    Today for life on earth is past,
    But here it starts anew.

    I promise no tomorrow,
    But today will always last,
    And since each day’s the same way,
    There’s no longing for the past.

    But you have been so faithful,
    Though there were times
    You did some things,
    You knew you shouldn’t do….

    But you have been forgiven,
    And now at last you’re free,
    So won’t you take my hand
    And share my life with me?”

    So when tomorrow starts without me,
    Don’t think were far apart,
    For every time you think of me,
    I’m right here in your heart.

    Author: Margi Harrell (thanks Wulf)

    I can only offer my condolences for you and her family.
    Peace.
     
  8. littey

    littey New Member

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    Our condolences.... from the Philippine Steyr club members.
     
  9. ScottW

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    Man, that is terrible. I can't imagine how her fiancee must feel... the wife and I are newlyweds (4 months) and I can't imagine life without her. My condolences go out to you and her friends/family, and I hope they throw the book at the jackhole who did it. There is absolutely no reason someone should lose their life like that.
     
  10. RangerM9

    RangerM9 New Member

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    Thanks guys...it is just surreal....

    the kind words of support help...but this is going to hurt for a long time. Her Fiancee held it together for the service....no idea how he is doing it....
     
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Ranger,

    prayers sent.


    Kammerjaeger