My mother left a message on my machine last night that she had some bad news. When she calls after 10:00 and says something like that, I know someone is sick, in the hospital or has died. I think immediately that it's my grandma because she just celebrated her 89th birthday and is getting a little weaker. But it wasn't Grandma, it was one of my cousins. He died from a blood clot. Just like that, I wasn't expecting it, he wasn't sick. He was a number of years younger than me and has a wife and young daughter. He also had really great parents (wonderful, funny, loving parents) and a wonderful brother and sister who are going to miss him a lot. This is devastating news for the family, since it was so sudden and he died pretty young. I ask for prayers for them, they are going to really need them to get through this awful time.