Today, a hero died…

by Janice

This morning, one of my heroes died.

You wouldn’t know him. He wasn’t famous or wealthy. He was a quiet, loving family man who was devoted to God, his wife and his children.

For decades, he had looked after his wife who suffered with Multiple Sclerosis. Now, without her rock, her best friend and her tender caregiver, I honestly don’t know how she will bear to go on.

My dear friends are now without a father, a father-in-law and a grandfather for their children. They will bring their mother into their home. They will try to heal, but there will forever be a gaping hole in their lives.

Life is so terribly fragile and temporary. It is one more reminder to not be tied to this earth. It will all pass away before your eyes.

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at

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