Mr. Standfast

"Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace." G. K. Chesterton

December 27, 2004

John Cadman, 1977-2004

If you were with me back in October, you may remember that I was best man at my friend John's wedding. I wrote about it here. This evening I learned from his wife, Janel, that John passed away this afternoon of a massive seizure. He was 26 years old.

John was big, gentle, and loving. Built like a linebacker, he loved dance, poetry, and freely expressed emotion. Most of all he loved people. My kayaking expeditions with John on Casco Bay were among the finest experiences of my life.

I know a couple of things for sure. I know Janel is devastated. She doesn't understand. I don't understand. When she spoke to me this evening, she said with an almost supernatural calmness, "Honey passed away this afternoon." Honey passed away.

The other thing I know is that John is at home with the Lord. He loved God with all his heart. He is dancing now in Heaven with beautiful abandon, honoring his Lord.


Blogger Feeble Knees said...

Bob, I am so sorry for those that John has left behind, there are no words that suffice at a time like this. I pray that you are comforted by the presence of the Lord and the assurance that John is home at last.

God bless you,

8:21 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

Thanks, Feeble. I value your prayers.

9:58 AM  

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