Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Alex Passed Away

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!

5 comments:

Katie Price said...

How sad. I'm so grateful for the gospel. I love you. We're praying for you and them.

MH72 said...

I am so sorry...

jello said...

Shelby, can you tell me what the last 2 songs were in Alex's video? One with "God Speed Little Man" and the other "Remember Me". I cried during those two. Thanks.

Lexi said...

Shelby,

I've been just a listtener on the blog for the last couple of months. You always have and always will amaze me. That's why Heavenly Father gives you the challenges he does. To inspire those around you to be better people. I love you so much and I'm sorry you have to go through such tremendous trials. You're my hero. You have been since we shared a room in Phoenix and I drove you crazy...I wanted to be just like you. I still do.

boo

Tami said...

I'm sorry and sad for you Shelby. Especially because new sad things remind us how much we are still so sad about old sad things.