12.17.2007

in loving memory...

i got a phone call this morning. it wasn't good. not on a monday - certainly not during the holidays. not on any day - for any matter. i lost a dear, sweet friend, mentor, colleague and boss this weekend. he always burned the candle at both ends. was on the road 100% of the time. he suffered from a massive heart attack in the minneapolis airport this weekend. he was a person you felt PRIVLEDGED to know. THAT kind of person. he told the best stories. had the kindest heart and the warmest hugs ever. he hired me five years ago into this company. he took a chance on me. he stood up for me when others tried to knock me down. he is responsible for where my life is at today with my career. i hope i can return the favor by doing him proud in my work. he will be missed by many - but for now - my heart is saddened by this loss. i'll miss you - chris. it's just not right - fair - or justified. but i know that someone obviously has a bigger and better plan for you. and if i know you like i think i do, you waited for the plane to land and deplane before you suffered from your massive heart attack - because in true christopher form - you wouldn't have wanted to inconvenience anyone. much love to you and yours. my heart hurts already knowing you're not here.

9 comments:

Holly Terra said...

:( SO sorry you lost someone you loved, Shell.
xoxox
H

Melonie said...

Oh Shelley. I have no words. My heart hurts for you. Big ((((HUGS)))) sweet friend.

Gina said...

:( that is so hard. You were (are) lucky to have had someone make such a difference in your life.

Anonymous said...

Found you through Holly.
Very sad to hear about your loss.
Thoughts and prayers to you.
Allison Schubert

Heidi Anne said...

Im so sorry Shelley to hear of your loss. It's hard when someone who has such an impact on our lives goes and so suddenly...my prayers are with you at this sad time.
~Heidi

Amy Harle said...

Shelley - my heart and prayers go our to you upon hearing this very sad news. I'm so sorry!!!

Gigi said...

Awww Shelley, I'm so sorry to hear this. {{{hugs}}}} to you my friend.

Tricia said...

My deepest sympathies Shelley....HUGS!

Lisa said...

Shelly... I am so so so sorry... Know that I am sending you huge hugs. Keep Chris in your heart and he will live on forever... I'm sure that if he's touched you so deeply he's touched many others in the same way. His job here was done. He taught you well... I'm sure that right now at this moment he's smiling down upon you..

 
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