My favorite pics of John....
Though we're very filled with grief right now
and we weren't ready to give him up at 33 years old
and we'll miss the way he starts the fun
and brings games...and puzzles into the gatherings
and is so very selfless with his time, talents, smiles, and possessions
and thinks of those less fortunate than himself
and introduces us to new things
and makes sure the kids don't miss The Neverending Story
wear their batman costumes the right way
earn a bear hug for their handmade gifts
and properly experience hotwheels, tea sets and legos....
though we keep thinking we'll see him tomorrow
scurrying around the kitchen
cooking for a gazillion people (and, boy, will it be good!)
though he didn't become our brother/uncle until 12 years ago
WE ARE SO GRATEFUL to OUR GOD to have known him & loved him....for a time.
till we meet again
Everytime one of my loved ones goes on before me....it makes me more HOMEsick.
...and I think right now....we're just going to cry for awhile.