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April fools?

Sometimes I wish last April 1 was another day of lighthearted pranks and jokes.

Instead we had a funeral.

I can’t believe it’s been a year…but then again sometimes it feels like 10.

But that reality being what it is, I can’t remember the funeral without remembering the AMAZING kindness, generosity, love and support we felt that day.

Over 1400 strong at the church.  Food overflowing from the gym.  I really wanted Chris’ buddies to eat and believe me, no one went away hungry.  I’ve made shakes from those frozen strawberries up until last month when the last bag was used.  Every shake was the best ever.

I write this with a smile, thinking back on the kindness.

I write this with a hole in my heart that will never quite fill.

I write this with a resolve to continue have Chris’ passion for life fuel our journey forward.

By Randy Friesen

Randy Friesen is a business strategist, manager and educator based in Vancouver, BC and Detroit, Michigan. He is also a husband and father. He loves the creative process and is active in creating art and music.

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