I'm so sorry to hear that TWB! As Scott said, there will be other friends you've yet to meet. I know that probably doesn't help right now. Hang in there!
i recently went to visit a good friend in Indiana this past week. didn't turn out so well. i've lost my best friend of 13 years and there seems no way to reconcile. i am very sad.
thanks everyone. its a rough time for me. but i shall pull through.