Yesterday, I received word that an associate of mine from back in Indiana had died.
Kyle wasn't exactly a friend in the truest sense of the word, but he was a former co-worker, and we were friendly enough... Talking about raising daughters, the challenges associated therein, and life in a small Midwest city.
He was diagnosed with cancer that progressed rapidly, and the cancer got into his bones. Despite very aggressive treatment at Indiana University Health System hospitals and cancer centers, the disease progressed rapidly.
He leaves behind a wife and children, so if you're the praying type, maybe add them to your list when you're talking to your deity.
Requiescat in Pace, Kyle. I'll see you when the time comes.