Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Sometimes, we meet a very special people and we don't even completely realize just how much more beautiful the world is, just because they're in it, until they're gone. Ian, a young man (just 18 years old) of Chapel Hill was just one of those people. Of course, I knew it the moment he said he was a huge Jack Johnson fan as well as aspiring artist and writer.

Yesterday morning, the uber-teen and the uber-boyfriend (who was Ian's college roommate) received word from Ian's mother that he was gone from us, and the world is less beautiful today than it was the day before.

Unable to express much more than general information, she suggested we google for more information, hung up and continued to work her way down the long list of people Ian called "friend". I can only imagine the anguish this very sweet lady and her husband endured the night before, and would like to ask you all to share some prayers for them in the upcoming days and weeks (months even).

It was not too long ago that you all said more than a few prayers on my behalf, and I can't tell you just how much it meant to me or just how much your prayers helped me through. Let's just say that I am now a firm believer that this is the greatest gift one could possibly give another, and so many of you are why I am firmly in that camp. I heard them, saw them, and very much felt the peaceful result when I most needed it.

So, if so inspired, please send some love their way as well.


RT said...

How truly sad. I prayed. For you, too.

Something similar was experienced by a co-worker of mine last year. Just so sad.

Uber said...

*hugs* Thanks RT. Back at ya too. :)

The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Prayers on the way for them.
And you are still in my prayers too, Uber.

God bless.

linda said...

Never seems to be an adequate way of expressing sorrow at the loss of someone's child. So sorry.

Crazy Politico said...

My prayers are with the family and friends.

Uber said...

I know Lin. :( I never know either. Have come to the conclusion there just aren't any words.

Thanks lots for prayers, guys. You rock.

Wyatt Earp said...

Jesus. You are all in my prayers.

Uber said...

Thanks Earpy.

Update on Ian's family- They seem to be doing well considering all. In fact, they continually encourage just everyone and insist that Ian would not want so many tears. Now I know many say this in this situation, but Ian's parents not only say so but insist. They made sure all of his many family and friends left the services feeling much more light hearted than when they walked in. Just amazing people, humbling really.

Thanks again for the prayers.