I'm sorry I haven't blogged for a few days. I got some news yesterday that really sucks and didn't feel like blogging.
A friend of mine, actually the person who had my job before me, was rushed to the ER on Tuesday morning because his wife discovered him unconscious when she woke up. Long story short, he had a brain aneurysm that ruptured and, as far as I know, passed away this afternoon.
Mr. K. was diagnosed with prostate cancer I guess about a year and a half ago. Through it all he remained upbeat. He always had a smile for everyone and he was always so positive about the outcome of what he was going though. Even through what was obvious pain, and radiation, and chemo, he remained positive. He was always so thankful and so overwhelmingly touched by all the people that remembered him and contacted him to help. He touched so, so many lives.
When I took over the position that I have now at school, he made sure that I knew I could always talk to him and he would be there to give me advice. I so appreciated that and I took him up on that offer many times. He never acted impatient or put-off that I asked a bazillion questions. He was always willing to talk and give me advice.
He is going to be so missed. Not just by his family, but also by the many people who he touched and made an impact on. There are so many students who are mourning him right now. I can only hope that I have made half the impact with my students that he made with his.