It has been a long time since I posted here, but there are a number of folks I met here, many of whom I would consider some of the best friends I have ever had in my life.
Will was one of those.
Like many of the others, I am a bit unsure when exactly I first met Will. It was most likely at one of the HSCC autocrosses. He became like a younger brother to me. Will moved in with Elizabeth and I and took his first job at a Subaru dealership with Prestige, where I worked as well. We commuted to and from work together the entire time he lived here, and in fact, we ended up spending most of our time together. As you can imagine, those of you who know us and know that we both shared the traits of stubborn and opinionated, this led to an occasional disagreement, but none of those harsh feelings ever lasted, and regardless of the distance between us, we remained close.
As I started typing this, I had all these thoughts of things I wanted to say, but those thoughts have all been washed away by my flood of emotions. I am so sad at the loss of my friend. I am so angry at myself for not being a better friend to him, for letting him know that both Elizabeth and I loved him like he was part of our family.
He was a fine young man when I first met him, and he grew into an even finer man.