Thursday, September 21, 2006
3/10/77 - 10/16/05 C. D. C.
Duffy was one of my closest and dearest friends while I was in college, he was like a brother to me and his parents are like a second set of parents. Last year when we returned home from vacation I opened my email to find the most horrific news. My good friend Duffy had passed away. Duff fought a courageous battle with renal failure and spent his last 2.5 years on dialysis. His funeral was a year ago on the 20th. For those of you who have not buried a close friend that was to young to die it is a very tough thing. I think about how hard it was to stomach the dx with Tatum and have no clue how hard it would be to bury you only child. As Bruce and MJ ( Duff's parents) face the second year without their baby my heart goes out to them. I wish I could tell MJ that it is going to get better but I do not know.
What I do know is that Duff is someone I am never going to forget.I imangin that I'll be telling my girls funny stories about us for years to come. Life certainly is not the same without this crazy character around. I know one thing Tatum and Em have one crazy angel in heaven looking after them. I miss you Duffy and so does everyone else, it is amazing how many lives you touched.