I wrote the below, in 2020, 2 years after my friend and brother's death. The words could not stand truer today. For you who have loved, lost, mourn and heal, I'm with you.
“It’s better to conquer grief than deceive it.”
I don’t think there’s a day that goes by that I don’t think about my lost friend and brother, @el_diego_mp , #2K56 . It doesn’t get “easier” but as time marches on, I find myself reflecting on the happy times, the hilarious times and feeling extremely grateful.
Grateful for him, what he has taught me in life and in death. Grateful for the time we had and the time I am allowed to continue on my journey in life.
After a loss, it doesn’t happen overnight, but at a point you can work to conquer grief by being positive and flipping that into constructive, loving energy.
Here, we brothers ran a 5K in gear in honor of our man, raising money for his scholarship fund. We can’t bring him back, because he never truly left.