It’s never an easy thing when a friend makes their transition. No longer an Earth bound soul walking around in a human body like you, but finally free of the suffering they endured while they were here. You miss them so dearly yet at the same time, you know they are healed. Complete in consciousness form and able to transcend this time and space for glorious freedom of spirit.
I first met Brad several years ago when he was referred to me by my friend Linda. His mother had recently passed, he had health concerns and business questions. I liked him right away. After several months passed, I felt like I had known him all my life. He could make me laugh and cry at the same time. His wit, humor and vulnerability really touched my heart. I wanted so much to see him thrive and happy. He wanted to travel and write and enjoy his life now after working so hard and surviving so many life challenges. His health was a major concern and trying to control his diabetes had become our major focus the last couple of years. He tried everything the experts recommended, conventional and holistic.
Brad would call, I would pick up the phone and every time he would say, “Judi, Judi, Judi! Are you ready for me to make your day? I know I can make you laugh” and many times he would then say “I’m so glad you saw it was me and you answered the phone anyway!” And every time he would make me laugh. His life stories, his view of strange happenings and the time he described his vacation as worse than anything that happened in a Chevy Chase vacation movie will forever be in my mind. I will miss those phone calls for always. Toronto calling!
Last year he wrote something to Linda and I that made me burst into tears every time I even thought about it. It wasn’t something that he normally did. Even though we knew he cared and he knew we cared, it was such a wonderful thing to write. It came straight from his big beautiful heart. I will have it always. Brad passed away on the 23rd of December, 2015.
Thank You Bradley for finding me in this life and for your unconditional love, open mind and compassion. I know you’ve been around as I can feel your presence and hear your joy. You brought us all a little heaven!
His email from October 2014:
Subject: Thank You
10/12/2014 Flag this message To: Linda Masson, Judi Lynch
Today is Thanksgiving here in Canada so I wanted to pause and reflect and to acknowledge what I am grateful and thankful for. That immediately brought to mind the two of you - My Angels here on earth. I wanted to thank you both - for being who you are, for putting up with me and for all the healing energy and love you have sent to me over the years. You are truly dear friends of mine and I am so proud to be able to count you as such. Please don't ever change because you are perfect the way you are.
I love you both
If you have a friend who accepts you and loves you unconditionally, you are truly blessed. If they let you know how much they love you one day in an email, make sure to save it. You never know how much it will mean one day when you are missing their voice on the phone and you need a friend to tell you something wonderful.
With love and endless blessings,