Sometimes you shouldn’t get up at 5 am and look at your email, beacause it might be the saddest of news. It, in fact was very sad news…
One of our best friends, Roddy, died last night, surrounded by friends and family.
Roddy, and his family, were the family we didn’t have in California. They were the first to see Princess P, they were at holidays and birthday parties and surrounded us with their love like a warm blanket.
I want to compose another entry about everything I loved about him, but I wanted to say that Drew and I went to the temple today. I have such a firm knowledge that I will see him again and he will again be surrounded by friends and family, just like he so very much always wanted to be.
This is what my faith is all about. You might think it’s tank tops, or not drinking caffeine or the strength of the youth pamphlet, but it all boils down to living your life in a way that allows you to be with your family forever — made possible by the love of our Savior, Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. It is a perfect plan, and while the wait to see those we love so much is hard, I know it will be worth the wait.
Roddy was exceptionally loving, thoughtful and was truly one of the most Christlike people I knew. That is, if Christ was really into technology. 🙂 Wishing we were in California right now, but we are here… just another hard part of the plan.
Love the M family so very much.