I've never been good with cliche things to say. I can't console you when you get dumped. I can't make you feel better when you fail at something. And I sure as hell don't know what to say when you lose someone close to you.
I lost my father when I was three years old. I never really got to know him and I still miss him every day. I have memories of him, but they don't really go past him picking me up and consoling me after I did yet another thing to earn my nickname of BooBoo.
I miss him every single day. But, still, I could never find the right words to say to a friend who just lost a parent. I think, because...there are no right words. It just sucks.
My good friend just lost his father after he underwent a bone marrow transplant in December. I haven't found words that will be of any help, so if you know any...send them my way.
I never met his father, but I know he was a great man...because his son is a great man. He is, hands down, one of my favorite people I've ever met. And I've met a lot of people. Not many of them are as funny, as kind, and as easy to talk to a Christopher.
So, today. Send your thoughts and prayers his way. He and his family need them during this time of sadness.