Hearing the news that someone you know has died is never easy. Especially when that person is young, in the prime of their life and not battling a serious illness. My friend, Jacques, died Friday in an accident on his farm. I am still in shock about the news. He was 56-years-old.
I think back to others that have passed on suddenly and the list gets long quicker than I had originally thought. My Uncle Dan, Maw Maw, Mrs. Sue (favorite catechism teacher), Todd (family friend), Mike (Jacques’ friend) and Kevin(friend’s brother) all have passed away unexpectedly. The passing of these loved ones and friends always seems to grab you by the heart and remind you that each day really is a gift. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. If I have something I have been putting off doing, these times remind me to get after it and make it happen.
Corbin asked if we could also tie some Legos to a balloon and send them up to heaven. I told Corbin I didn’t have a balloon big enough to make it all the way to heaven, but that Jacques would probably appreciate the suggestion.
Rest in peace my friend. You will be dearly missed by your family and friends.