Wednesday, April 8, 2009


November 28, 1983-April 11, 2008
*My Best Friend*
Seasons of Love-RENT the Musical (Our song)

525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear.
525,600 minutes - how do you measure, measure a year?
In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee.
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife.
In 525,600 minutes - how do you measure a year in the life?

How about love?
How about love?
How about love?
Measure in love.

Seasons of love.

525,600 minutes! 525,000 journeys to plan.
525,600 minutes - how can you measure the life of a woman or man?
In truths that she learned, or in times that he cried.
In bridges he burned, or the way that she died.

It's time now to sing out, tho the story never ends
let's celebrate remember a year in the life of friends.

Remember the love!
Remember the love!
Remember the love!
Measure in love.

Seasons of love!

Update 4-12-09: Many people have asked what happened to Nicole. It is really hard for me to talk about but here is a short version.... Nicole was 9 months pregnant with a baby girl. She went into labor on April 9th early morning. Everything was going well, just progressing slow. Her blood pressure started to shoot up during her contractions. After only a couple of pushes Nicole suffered a brain aneurysm. They did an emergency c-section and she gave birth to a beautiful, healthy little girl, Skylar Nicole. Nicole passed away on April 11, 2008. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. Nicole lives on through her daughter and the many people she saved with organ donation.


gramma cochran said...

Oh Shannon.....
I know today is a emotional day...
I am once again writing this thru tears and smiles......
I also miss her sittin' at the dinner table claiming not to be hungry but devouring whatever it is that we had ......
And the fact that she put up with your family drilling her all the time!! (What's the biggest check you've ever cashed?.....)
I am grateful that you have so many awesome memories to hold in your heart, and to have had the kind of friendship that some people never get to experience. You both are so VERY BLESSED!!
Sending you lots of hugs & kisses from your mama & dad!! LOVE YOU!!

gramma cochran said...

By the way.....
Dad still can't get the number right..........
555,799 minutes......

Sara said...

beautiful girl, I'm sorry for your loss. Have you ever told what happened with her? I haven't found it in your archives.

Abigail said...

While I have all the faith in the world in God I think a lot of his plans in life suck and are unfair. You know Nicole is looking down on you, her daughter, and everyone else she loves everyday.

Andrew said...

Hi i am Andrew Melkvik, I was her husbands nephew. I would like to say She IS missed very much. I know you don't know me but I would like to say I'm Sorry like you said she was a beauitful person inside and out!