Today Big John B. will go into the ground. I do feel sad, but I know that he really had a great 90 year life, and I know that he was a man of strong faith. So I know that this is not the end for Big John B. this is really the beginning of his forever!
Last night at the funeral home we laughed and visited with his vigorous family. Wife June, sons John and James and daughter Judy. My husband grew up with the kids. Big John’s great-granddaughter was born on his birthday a few short months ago. A family filled with love and joy and trials and woe–just like us. A family committed to faith and strong by holding tight to that faith and to each other.
We often take for granted such wonderful people around us. The best legacy Big John could leave is the one he actually did leave and that is witnessed to by the faith, family and friends that surrounded him all his life and even after his life here.
This is a good day to thank God for letting me know Big John B and his hearty laugh, bear hugs and positive approach to the good and the bad that life has to offer. And this is a good day to grab hold of that faith, those wonderful family members and loving friends in our own lives.
See you when we get to forever John!