Every year my mom gets me a Mary Engelbreit calendar. It’s one of those that you get to daily tear off a sheet and each day has some great little picture and quote. I love it, mostly because some are hilarious, and some just fit with life as it comes at me. Today as I tore into 2017 this is what January 2nd looked like…
“Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time you’ve got.”
I wanted to share this today because 2016 ended with some of the worst of times for our small town, losing a great friend and incredible man to a very tragic car accident. I needed to read this today to remember that even in the worst of times you must use the time that you have to love on all those who are in your life. Life can be short, unpredictable, wonderful and awful…so make the most of all of it.
I know that Rob did all of that and he loved life and his friends and family with all that he had. He was a good husband and a great dad to an almost 2 year old little boy. The fact that he was taken too soon can’t be denied, but what we do with his legacy, that is up to us from now on.
Rest in Peace Rob, cheers to your life and your love, I promise we won’t let it fade. And for you 2016, thank you for all the good and for all the bad. May 2017 bring what it will…
And in the words of one of my favorite writers,
“As we celebrate. As we grieve. As we kiss. As we rage. As we dance. As we continue on. As we say goodbye, we thank God that things also begin. If I’ve learned anything this year and any other year and especially this week with heaven gaining so many precious angels- it’s to tell the people you love that you love them, often.”
Truer words were never spoken Laney Brentano!
Please say a prayer for Rob’s family during this difficult and trying time. And you find it in your heart, there is a GoFundMe site that has been set up for his wife and little guy. Click here to learn more.