An hour later, after finding out my friend and former coworker, Melissa Morris, suddenly passed away, I was doing the same thing. I hadn't really considered, until her brother replied to my message, how messages of condolence on a deceased person's account could be comforting to a grieving family during a difficult time.
I don't have a lot of details about what happened. Suffice it to say, everyone who knew her is in shock. She and I weren't the closest of friends, but we had hung out several times and always had fun. My favorite hangout was over the summer when we found a quiet spot behind the Indianapolis Art Center where we could sit on some stone benches, chill, and eat some Taco Bell while enjoying the scenery.
The last time I saw her (which is SO WEIRD to say now that I know it was the last time), she had made me an apple pie just because she could. She texted me a few days ago to catch up and joked that she wanted to hang out because she wanted her pie pan back. I hadn't answered her yet because I assumed I had time. We had time. We would hang out again... sometime.
She will be sorely missed.