Just heard theyre taking him off life support. Thirty-something is too young to succumb to esophageal cancer. I was deployed to the Middle East and havent seen you since Ive been back. Now, Im not going to say goodbye. Im so tired of not being able to say goodbye to people. I dont know if you knew Him. I feel silly even wondering about that, since Im usually a pathetic excuse for a Christian. I rarely put Him first. Things always get in the way. All I can do is pray for you now. A year ago you were sitting across from me. When I left, I never thought Id never see you again. I feel guilty wanting to see you now, to hug you or something. I pray for your salvation. I pray for your family. I pray for your wife. I pray for the sadness to go away. I pray for you to be at peace and for your sins to be forgiven. I will use your passing as a reminder to "Pray without ceasing." Goodbye, my friend.