Mark Rogers was the embodiment of joy and passion. He lived life to the fullest. He was my best friend. There wasn't a day that went by we didn't talk to or see each other. We did almost everything together: school, church, family, vacation...even Christmas. I miss him every day.
But Mark's death isn't the end of my story. I may carry with me a deep grief, some days more so than others, but I also find true joy every day. Life is a precious gift and worth experiencing to the fullest. That is the legacy I choose. I will feel the grief, but I will constantly choose joy. The intent behind this blog is to talk about grief and sadness, while finding joy, hope, and love. I want to feel, without being defeated. And I want to honor my friend, so here we go!