The memory of my close friend John, is one that I will always cherish. It’s hard to know where to begin when describing someone who was as kind, wise, and thoughtful as John. Whenever I needed advice or just needed to vent about a tough day, he was always there to listen and offer words of encouragement. He never let a message or phone call go unanswered, no matter what time of day it was.
One of the things I loved most about John was his sense of adventure. He was always planning the next trip, eager to learn and experience new things. Our restaurant visits were always a highlight of my week, as I knew the conversations would be full of humor and enlightenment.
Over the course of our 15-year friendship, John became a constant source of guidance and support for me. He was a true friend, and his loss leaves an enormous gap in my life. But I know I am not alone in feeling this way. So many people will miss him dearly, and he will always be in our thoughts.
As I look back on our countless memories together, I am grateful for the many conversations we had, which will continue to guide me through life. John may be gone, but his memory will live on through the impact he had on those who knew and loved him.