I hope that you can read this, wherever you are. It's important stuff for you to know.
When I heard the news yesterday that you had left, I was shocked. You had so many reasons to stay. The biggest of which is your new daughter who was born in June, who I have not met yet. I realize that you didn't have a choice. And that you would have stayed if you could. I can't help but feel as though you chose a good time to go, when your lovely wife, my dear friend, was away visiting her mother.
You were such a wonderful husband to my friend, and I will always thank you for it. She needed a good man to love her. I could always see it in your eyes how much you truly did. I remember how you smiled at her on your wedding day and how happy we all were for the both of you.
I wish you could have stayed. I will miss your friendship and your sense of humor. I will miss your conversation and your company. I'm glad I got to know you. since your wife has decided to move back to her home town, I want you to know that I will happily be there to dry her tears. I can't wait to hold your baby and tell her how much her father loved her mother. How romantic your relationship was and how we all knew you would be together forever. I will tell her how her mother always called you LarryLove, and although we teased her about it then, it seems so romantic and sweet now.
Apparently, forever was shorter than any of us ever believed.
29 is so young to die. So young to become a widow. I had forgotten until I was writing this that you two were born on the same day, in the same hospital, 20 minutes apart. I always thought that was so very cool. In my mind, you met when you were both working at that same hospital. I relly can't remember if it is true.
Goodbye my dear friend. I hope they let you Box in the afterlife. I'm sorry I took it for granted that you would always be there. It's a habit I have. I don't know what else to say.
With love and tears,