Another Young Life Lost

I remember not knowing anyone I would see on the news about tragedy. Strangers. Strangers were the people I saw on TV. These past couple of months, these “strangers” became familiar faces.

A couple months back, a friend of mine, Joe Martinez had passed away. This man was one of the nicest guys you could have ever met. You know how some people just don’t like some people.. this guy was the only exception. To this day, I have never heard anyone say one bad thing about this soul.


For the family, the friends, the loved ones, you all are still in my prayers. To my dear friend Amber, Stay strong.


On October 24th, I remembered Randi Jean Messick. I can’t believe it’s been 5 years since that day. She was a senior in high school. I had the opportunity to play volleyball with this great heart. You will always be missed and loved.


For Sean, I’m so proud of all of you have become. I know she is honored in your name.


November 1, 2015.

A high school classmate of mine, Melanie Alzaga had passed away. Melanie was such a sweet soul. Her huge smile could make anyone’s day so much better. I sat behind her in a science class one year. Every day she made it a point to make conversation with me. That meant more to me than she would ever know.

For her family, her friends, her beautiful son, you are in my prayers.


A fund has been set up to help with the expenses of the Melanie’s funeral. Anything will help the family. You can donate HERE.

None of these beautiful souls made it to 25. Life is never guaranteed. Hug your loved ones. Make things right with others. Enjoy all the happiness around you. Cherish the simplest things. Even on your darkest days, remember you are loved.

Please take some time to remember these souls and their wounded families.

Rest easy.

Love always,


4 thoughts on “Another Young Life Lost

  1. Great Post. Sobering thoughts. A good reminder to be thankful for every day we are given with those we love and care for. Praying for the comfort of their families.


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