Sunday, November 1, 2009

It's been way too long ...

Wow. I feel like the biggest blog slacker ever. When I was reading a friend's blog yesterday, I saw "Abram--updated 2 months ago." My name was at the bottom of the list.

When I started this blog, I never intended to be that guy. So on this day when I gain an extra hour, I will write instead of sleep.

I don't even know where to start except to say that I been doing a lot since I last posted. This semester is great but hectic. I feel like I don't have time for schoolwork because of everything else I have to do. Work at the Bradley agency has been crazy. PRSSA is awesome but time-occupying. I am still working for the museum in Springville. I am in a choir. And the list goes on...

Because even highlighting the last few months seems daunting, I won't even try. I will, however, tell you about last week and honor a good friend.

I have lived with Robison Sundell for a couple of years. He is one of the kindest people I know. He is always serving others and always focuses on people rather than tasks.

Last Thursday, Robi was longboarding down a steep hill with some other roommates. He lost control and hit his head really hard. He never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead the next day. He remained on a ventilator until recipients of his organs could be prepared for their transplants. Even in his death he continued to give. (Here is the KSL article: )

We all traveled to Las Vegas Wednesday for his funeral on Thursday. It was a touching service with talks from friends and brothers and sisters. Everyone did a great job and I felt inspired to make my life more like Robi's.

It is still hard to comprehend the fact that Robi is gone. It is haunting to come home and feel the emptiness of his bedroom. It is surreal to look out my window and not see his beloved Jeep and truck.

It is amazing that God has a perfect plan for us. I am grateful for the comfort that can be found even in times of heartache and loss. I know Robi is doing great work in the Spirit World. He will continue to touch many lives.

I hope to be more like Robi. I hope to give precedence to people over tasks on my to-do list. I hope to take more time to enjoy life.

This week will be busy. I am going to San Diego for PRSSA National Conference. Me and a few classmates are making a presentation at the conference. It should be lots of fun.

My November resolution is to be a more consistent blogger. Wish me luck!


  1. Abe, it sounds like you are staying super busy! Just try and remember to fit in a date or two this month, I know your Mother would approve :)

  2. Abram I am glad you are back on the blogosphere, even though you will shortly be leaving for San Diego! (Boo you!) Perhaps when you return we should go to iBuffet. I know how much we have all been craving it...