It has been a tough week out here in my little side of the world. Early Monday morning, a good friend passed away in a car accident. “Skip” was 42 years old and leaves behind his wife and three kids ranging in ages from 9 to 2. The details of what happened are sketchy but the end result is that tonight some close friends are really struggling because of this sudden, life altering event.
Skip was the kind of guy that we all love to be around. He was a big, burly, country boy who was fiercely loyal to his family and friends. He loved to be outdoors, hunting and fishing but he never let that desire to replace his role in the family. Always wearing a smile, he was a man with a quick wit but few words. It is always easy to love a man like Skip.
The rest of the week will be centered on the family. The visitation will be Thursday and the funeral on Friday. It will be a long week and I am so happy that I was home this week to be here. The point of this short post tonight is to remind us all how fragile life really is. It is so easy to look at the future and forget about the present. We are all tap dancing on a banana peel with the other foot already out the door.
Lots of thoughts about things I would like to say but this isn’t the time. I know that everyone who reads this is a person of character and I honestly appreciate every one of you. I would like to ask each of you to throw out a prayer or positive thought for Skip’s family. I believe that collectively we can bring some comfort to the family just by thinking about them and sending them some positive, encouraging thoughts. I also believe that prayers are much like a spiritual e-mail that is sent directly from you to the person it needs to go too.
Thank you all for indulging me tonight. Next week, I hope to have some good news to report.
Until then, keep on rockin.