Farewell To Preston….. Goodbye Buddy

On mission, I opened a package and there laid a funeral program for my friend Preston in June. I read it and I insistently began crying. It was hard for me because on a mission, I can’t have any contact with family and friends except via email and letters. So I didn’t even know that he had died till he did. I didn’t have the chance to go to his funeral or even say goodbye. Preston was 22 years old and died in a bad car accident. I have been struggling with letting and go and I feel that writing this blog for him will help me. As a missionary, we are to be strong and go to work. I love being a missionary and I love the work I am doing but it has been hard for me to just let it go. So instead of showing how his passing is progressing him the Plan of Salvation is benefiting, I want to use this post to say goodbye and show who Preston was to me. Preston and I were good friends in High School. He was always funny and I never saw him angry. He was patient and took the time to do things that he wanted. Preston was someone that I admired and looked up to. Preston always marched to a different drum and did things his own way. Preston was a good friend of mine. I could always count on him for a smile on those rough days. I could count on him for some witty funny remark. I was blessed to get him see him almost everyday when I moved back home. Preston worked at the local cookie bakery in Prosser. So I got the joy of buying cookies from him almost everyday. That was the perfect job for him. I think about Preston now more than I should. I know that this message that I share helps with dealing with a lost loved one. As of right now, I just want to say goodbye to my dear friend. I love you Preston, Thank you for every thing that you have done for me and thank you for being my friend. You will forever be in my heart. Image

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About rileyfrazier

I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am currently in the Florida Jacksonville Mission. Being a missionary has been a huge blessing for me and I am grateful to have the chance to share a message about Jesus Christ to others. I am from Washington State and I went to college in Montana. I was blessed with the privilege of being a college athlete in Cross Country and Track and Field. Running is my favorite thing to do. I am bit of hipster and like to have a loud crazy life. View all posts by rileyfrazier

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