"You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them". -Desmond Tutu
It has been 5 years since you were called back home without warning. Time ticks quickly by, children grow, the seasons change and we all grow older. But one thing that always remains the same is the gratitude we have for the lessons you taught us. The love, devotion and respect to family, friends or even a stranger. The importance of honesty, loyalty, kindness, generosity and the importance of always walking with God, these are just a few.
I once read "the first thing you forget is their voice". Everywhere I turn each day, whether it's the sometimes difficult challenges that life brings us or the simplest of times, stories told and laughter with family and friends, your voice is always in our heads, and your love in our hearts. For all these things we were truly blessed, yesterday, today and forever.
Sadly missed but fondly remembered.
All of your family and friends.
Published on September 10, 2016