Honeybug I am sorry for your loss, the way I described my best friend is she was the sister I got to chose. My best friend died 4 years ago. It was sudden, she thought she was experiencing problems with her asthma but all along she had a rare heart disease. She was only 35 years old. We were two peas in a pod, when we would meet people they thought we were sisters because we were so much alike and we had similar backgrounds growing up. We met when we were 18 and she had recently lost her sister who was a best friend to her. It could be months where we weren't able to see each other once I got married but as soon as we saw each other we would pick up right where we left off at, as if we just saw each other the day before. I miss her very much, but what has been such a great help for me, is knowing what the future holds and knowing that I will see her again. We both had strong faith in Jesus words at John 5:28,29 "Do not marvel at this, the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out..." This scripture brought her comfort when she lost her sister and when she lost her father. This scripture brought me comfort when I lost my father and when I lost her. What is so wonderful is she lived her life with that faith in the resurrection as if it was going to happen the next day, so I too live each day as if that day is going to be tomorrow. When Jesus was still here on the earth, he didn't make empty promises but he backed up all that he said by action. When he resurrected Lazarus, presiding officer's daughter and the widow of Nain's son. He did on a small scale giving us proof of what he would do on a large scale. Also the last prophecy to be fulfilled in the bible deals with death. Notice what 1 Corinthians 15:25,26 says "For he must rule as king until God has put all enemies under his feet. As the last enemy, death is to be brought to nothing." When we pray to God to help us cope with a loss of a best friend or close family member, he gives us comfort through his word the bible and in addition he gives us a hope, that can not easily be shaken. I pray that these scriptures will bring you as much comfort as it has brought me.