A friend of mine from Maryland, Jay Reed, passed away last Sunday, February 17th. I found out on Thursday the 21st.
I'm still in shock, I cry.
Remembering his quiet presence, I cry.
Recalling his smile, I cry.
Thinking about how much he loved his family, I cry.
No more multi-page email exchanges with him, I cry.
No more grand discussions on life and love, I cry.
Looking forward to visiting Maryland in the next year or so... I may inadvertently look for Jay in the crowds at church and listen for his tender raspy voice... and I will cry once more.
Jay, I know you are in a better place now, but I sure will miss our chats and all the lovely comments we trade on our photo albums. You've helped me miss Maryland a little less, and now... I'm missing it even more. Think God will install email or Facebook for you.... just this ONCE?
Love you man, keep a seat warm for me up there.