Our friend Alex passed away early yesterday morning. He was blessed enough to fall asleep Sunday morning and slip away peacefully. He had started having seizures on Saturday and we all prayed he wouldn't have to linger. Jaymeson went to say goodbye Sunday night and said there was a sweet spirit there. He told Alex we'd never forget him and I know that we won't. He was one of those guys that didn't go with the flow. He let himself be who he truly was. Those are my favorite people. He had such a strong testimony and knew the Lord had work for him to do. I'm so happy that he is is with his Savior now and can rest from the yuckiness that is cancer.
It is so strange that even though we have known since late last spring this would happen - even though we have prayed that he wouldn't have to suffer long - even though we know he is so much happier now - my heart is heavy and sad. I am being bombarded by emotions from all sides. From memories of my dad's last days that I didn't know I had to even more gratitude for the enormous blessings I have received this past year. Not to mention the reality of cancer and what it's capable of. Emotional times, my friends.
Please keep his family in your prayers!