My Sweet Brian,
You have been on my mind so much these past few weeks. I decided to look for you online. I am stricken with sadness to learn that you passed away. You were my best friend for two years in high school. I am sorry we lost touch after 1990. Reading your guest book brings a flood of memories back to me. I remember the countless times our algebra teacher kicked us out of class for being wild and noisy. Do you remember we would walk over to Carl's Jr. I remember your beautiful blond hair and that comb in your back pocket. I remember all the 80's music we used to sing. I remember you telling me you were there when Lana's appendix burst and how scared and worried to death you were about her. You carried her in your arms all the way home. I remember you rolling your eyes at all the boys who would die for a chance to go out with Lana. I remember you picking me up several times in your arms to show off a little bit about how strong you were. I want you to know that every now and again I thought just maybe we should have been more than friends, but it never materialized. God had different roads for us to travel on.
I want you to know what a wonderful person I have always thought you are. Brian, I became a nurse. I specialize in hospice. My heart aches so deeply that I was never able to take care of you in your final days. I didn't even know you were sick---I'm sorry. I am sorry that this world has lost such a wonderful man. I know heaven has gained an angel. Sounds like your hair got darker. In heaven I imagine your hair so blond and shiny that you don't even need a halo.
Oh Brian my heart hurts because you are gone. When it is my turn I hope that you are one of the wonderful people who welcomes me into heaven. Please help me look after my two boys. You would have loved them. They are spicy and fiesty like me!
I love you Brian. God be with you and your family til we meet again.