Today, a hero died…

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


  1. says

    So sorry to hear about your hero. My prayers are with the family of this dear friend. Life is indeed fleeting , hopefully we can live it purposefully touching others as we pass this way. Then our living will not be in vain. I believe your friend lived such a life

  2. says

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. What a beautiful post to honor such a special person. I will praying for you and for the family. Thanks for the reminder of what is truly important. Blessings!

  3. says

    Sorry to hear that. Death is always a challenging experience. We must think about the life and times we shared with those people who pass on and focus on the positive aspect of living. I wish his wife all the best and know that it will be hard for her. All the best to you and the family.

  4. says

    So sorry about your friend and his family’s loss. It isn’t easy to let the Lord take home someone we love and depend on. And thanks for sharing that verse. It was a good reminder for today.

  5. says

    Most of the world’s most compassionate, intelligent, and world-changing people are not “celebrities'” anyway. My heroes certainly aren’t.

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

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