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It's already been a week, but it's still SO hard to swallow. The truth. The reality. The permanence. The loss.

Death. It sucks. It's hard.

This post is not quite as lighthearted and filled with happy smiles. The concept of death, and it's permanence, is still at the forefront of my mind after finding out one of Brandon's friend passed away last week Tuesday.

25. Engaged to be married. Set to graduate from med school. A whole future before him. Gone. Just like that.

God has a way of disrupting our lives while we're busy planning. Death is a part of the circle of life, but that doesn't make it any easier to endure. There is still pain. Their memory still lingers. The loss is permanent. They are no longer here with us in the flesh. And, our world continues to move forward without them. Slowly.

The only reassurance is knowing they are in a better place. Knowing that they are no longer suffering in a world where pain exists. They are now in a perfect eternity.

Heaven. It is beautiful. It is glorious. Free from hurt and pain.

I wish we would never have to experience loss and pain, but God didn't design our world like that. I feel we must endure the hard times to appreciate the good times. This world will never be without pain or suffering, but it's when we come together to lend a helping hand, give strength or encouraging words, that's when we become stronger!!


  1. Beautiful post... sending prayers to y'all and Bthe family who lost this young man. <3

  2. Prayers and hugs for you and your friends/family during this hard time.

  3. So sorry to hear for the loss of that young man. Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends. Beautiful post, Alisha! So true that death is apart of life and knowing about it doesnt make it any easier. You are so right about him being in a better place. Sending hugs your way!

  4. This is so difficult to talk about, and I commend you for posting. Death is something that I am entirely too afraid of, for myself and for people that are closer to me.

    And I know that nothing I say will make anything easier for you or your husband or the family and fiance of the young man who's life was just taken. But know that there are lot of thoughts and prayers coming your way.

    Much love, friend.

  5. So sorry to hear about this. Death is not an easy subject to cover, but it is a part of life. It is amazing though how strong people can be in times like this. My thoughts are with you and Brandon!

  6. I'm so sorry to hear this, Alisha. I am thinking of you and B and your friends and their family. Death is so hard, love you girl xo

  7. This is a beautiful post Alisha. I'm very sorry to hear about Brandon's friend :( Death can be something so hard to wrap our heads around. Especially unexpected ones.

    My thoughts are with you both.

  8. I'm so sorry Alisha... real life totally sucks sometimes, doesn't it? I totally get it.

    Thinking of you...

  9. I'm so sorry to hear about y'alls loss. It's never easy to lose someone...and definitely hard to understand when they are young and full of life. : ( Praying for y'all!

  10. So sorry to hear about this. I'll be praying for you guys and for the family.


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  13. Sorry hun, I know sometimes we never understand why things happen. Life sucks sometimes.


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