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*sigh*

Conference is going well. We went out tonight and had a blast mini-golfing, and overall business has been interesting, but nothing too exciting (ok business isn't terribly exciting anyway).

I of course had a lot to blog about tonight, but just learned some news that makes it hard to think about much of anything. A good friend from high school passed away on Thursday. I know very little of the details. We hadn't talked to each other in awhile before recently and I'm fairly sure I haven't seen her since my graduation party from high school. I talked to her on Tuesday, she invited me to come and visit her in the hospital on Friday as she was to be induced to have her first child on Thursday morning. Her daughter came into this world as Holli left it. Holli Ann (Mahlum) Cannon passed away, leaving behind her husband and her new daughter and many many friends and family. It is insane to even type that. I'm really just in a state of utter shock.

We were part of the same youth group, had shared dresses with each other for prom/homecoming. I will always remember how she would call me by my first and last names together and I would just laugh everytime. I was so excited for her to have this precious baby, and had planned on making a trip to Momence on Sunday when I got back from conference. She could really light up a room with her smile. I have some great memories with her. Death is truly a difficult thing to grasp, especially when it comes to someone so young. I wish I knew more to say, but there isn't really much you can say.

Rest in Peace Holli. You will be missed.
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3 Comments:

Laura,

Sorry for the loss of your friend, Holli. Send our sympathy to her family.

John W.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:06 AM  

I can not even comprehend this. It should not happen in this day and age. You and all that are in the midst of this mindblow are in my prayers.
Bless you precious one,
Kel

By Blogger Kel aka Daddyo, at 3:27 PM  

sorry to hear of your friends passing. my prayers will be extended for her family and friends

By Blogger gavin richardson, at 11:27 AM  

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