THE PROBLEM with all this intentionality I’ve been writing about
is that you make new friends
and then something happens to one of them.

One of the other adult volunteers
in the youth ministry
has died, and suddenly. Too young.
A very gentle soul.
Teacher. Principal.
A part of my own “coming back to life.”

I am better for having met and known him,
and will miss his voice.
Thank you, Jim.

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking and talking about leadership, writing, ESL for refugees, faith, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. My work has appeared in Moody Magazine, Leadership Journal, Guideposts, Upper Room and many other publications. I lead workshops in personal experience writing and accept speaking engagements as schedule permits. I also listen.
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5 Responses to #RememberMrH

  1. pastordt says:

    I am so sorry, Marilyn! Death really is revealed as the enemy when this kind of thing happens. May all who loved him find comfort in good memories and shared laughter and tears.


  2. Belinda says:

    My condolences Marilyn, I can only echo Pastor DT;s words.


  3. Marilyn says:

    Thank you, Belinda.


  4. Liz says:

    Catching up on your posts. I am sorry to hear of your loss.


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