I had a post ready and raring to go for today, but after this week nothing else felt important. Yesterday a lot of people were left heartbroken over the news of Aiden Webb, who was one of the most genuine, funny, caring and adventurous young men I’ve ever met. Since the day he went missing so many people have poured their hearts out – checking the news, sharing post after post on Facebook in the hope that he’d be okay. I can’t begin to imagine how his family and girlfriend must be feeling, and truthfully they haven’t left my thoughts.
Like most people Aiden left an imprint on my heart and he will be missed by so many. I have truly come to believe that people come into our lives for a reason. It doesn’t matter how closely you know someone, it’s how fondly you think of them. It doesn’t matter how long ago it was since you last saw them, it’s the impact that they made and left on your life for the time that they’ve been in it. People may come and go but our paths cross so that we can learn from each other and help make each other who we are today.
Aiden died challenging himself, breaking limits and pushing boundaries. His life was incredible – never mundane but full of passion, adventure and happiness. I’m proud to say that I could call Aiden a friend and like so many others, I will cherish our memories always.
The most important thing he could have taught me is to live life to the full and do what you love always. A mutual friend and someone who I hold very dear to my heart wrote the most beautiful comment, and I couldn’t have put it better myself:
“Don’t think, don’t dwell, just live.”
In loving memory of Aiden Webb