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.
love to you sweetie!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Mindy, for capturing John.....ReplyDelete
You couldn't have said it any better! He was a very warm hearted person and would give you the shirt off of his back even if it was the last one he had. He will be so missed!ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear of your loss, Miranda. SLSReplyDelete
Johnny was my cousin. I am the oldest of the Murray grandchildren and I remember so many of them being born. I want to say some amazing words about john but you said so much in your blog. I am so happy that he meant so much to your family!!! He and His family and especially my Aunt Janet needed that so much.ReplyDelete
My kids, 20 and 19 said dad isn't that the cousin that mom connected with so well?
how could you not connect with Johnny?
Thanks for sharing this.
Peace and so many prayers to you and your family. Squeeze my Aunt Janet and her kids, if you can!
Love to all
AWESOME memories.......thanks for sharing. He will be missed so very much by many...<3ReplyDelete
I met John through my husband (Brian McWhorter) many years ago.John was so much more than a friend to him and many others he was more like a brother.So many hearts are breaking over the loss of such an amazing man.Our thoughts and prayer are with you all.Rest in peace John you will be missed.ReplyDelete
This is a great tribute, so sorry for your loss!ReplyDelete
Most of my memories of John were made when we were little. We grew up together. My mom took care of the Morris kids when they were little. They also lived up the street from us. I remember all the good times and bad times that we shared together. Although we lost touch when they moved from Chickamuga, the memories we all made together when we were little remain in my mind,and in my heart forever. John was an amazing friend, and was very loving. Growing up we were like family. I am praying for you and your family in the time of your loss. Thanks for such a wonderful blog about John.ReplyDelete
Thank you for such a wonderful blog about John. We will sadly miss him. We have not seen him in the last couple of years but we can remember all the time we spent with him and our family. Thank you for becoming his family. Please give my Sister, Dyan andr Bobby a big hug for me and my family.ReplyDelete
Aunt Kate, Uncle John, Michael and Brian
So sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family!ReplyDelete
Beautiful collection of memories of a beautiful heart of a brother! Praying for God's comfort for you all. It is obvious he loved you all well and was very well loved!ReplyDelete