Such was the case or me.
Three days ago my friend, Chick, died. Chick was 90 years young. He spent his life giving to his family and whoever was blessed enough to cross paths with him. Chick ministered to people in hospitals, nursing homes, in church, everywhere. His was always a warm and welcoming smile, and when he asked you how you were, you knew he really meant it. He had a way of making you feel that you were special, and when he left I always felt that I had been touched by an angel. No, I'm not being corny...actually, I don't care if I am....
When I got the notification that he had died, it took my breath away. I wept when I saw him at the funeral home. So much grace and unconditional love and warm humor and Faith all in one person. I am so grateful to have known him, to have been the recipient of his hugs, to have witnessed in him the face of Christ.
I love you, Chick.....and I will miss you so much.