checked my drafts after ages, and of all things, i found a consolation message for the parents of someone who died an untimely death:
losing someone at such an age is indeed sad. but i believe everyone has a purpose, and so did Isabel. our purpose drives us, day after day, even through what seems like a mundane, "regular" life. i wouldn't wish for anyone, even a dearly loved one, to live a day of a purposeless life. i'm sad when i lose a loved one (and i've lost a few), but through the tears, i smile, because i remember all they've taught me, knowingly or not, and cherish and live by those lessons :)
strangely, i don't even remember typing this, let alone saving it. hmmm.