Thinking about my friend today. This is what I posted on FB when I heard the shocking news: Herbie Coombs, 07/11/1970-08/07/2013. "I got the call today that I didn't want to hear...an old, true friend of ours was talking on the phone..." Received a message from my friend, Rob Augino that our friend, Herbie, had passed away last Wednesday of insidious cancer. Herbie was a huge part of one of the happiest and most serene times in my life. I have remembered so many moments involving him in these last few days, some sarcastic (white Umbro shorts with a scarf, really? and two incredibly tender and loving moments.)He had a certain joie de vivre, was larger than life, and was perpetually interested in others. Personally, he encouraged me to pursue the love of my life (until Samuel), my dreams, and my purpose in life. How many people in a life truly do that? I last talked to him several years ago but know that he knew about my boy, my life. Herbie, knowing you changed me for the better and your passing has reminded me of that. Rest in peace, dear friend, you were a gift to those that knew you and you will be loved and missed forever. Thinking of CAT, Jason Cahill, Rob Augino, Heather Wright, Raymond Skelton, Amber Wright, Debbie Hall, Tina Miller, Renee Mac, Skip Brumley, Kodi McCarson, and others.