On Tuesday, as I passed the door of the office he shared, it seemed dark and lonely…. I stopped for just a moment to remember. Then I walked on and entered the church office door, and went about the duties of volunteering.
I performed a few task of cleaning and organizing. Then I entered the kitchen and saw that it could use a good cleaning… like he would do. All the while I cleaned, memories came to mind of seeing him walk through the fellowship hall and stopping to chat.
My mind went back to Sunday, as I entered the building there were smiling faces and hugs that greeted me, but not his smiles, not his hugs. I miss them.
He was a great servant, and a precious man of God. He was also one of the greatest encouragers I will ever know. Always giving a call to see how WE were doing….what an absolute sweetheart he was! I miss that!
I miss his emails… his updates… I miss him!
Tomorrow as I attend Valley Voices, I will see the faces of the others there, I will see smiles, and get hugs… but not his… I miss seeing him there… one of the places he loved best, Spring Valley Baptist Church… he always wanted to be there… for everything.
I miss seeing him there, walking the halls, sitting in the worship center, granting others his time, his energy, his smiles, his hugs, and yes, his kisses.
When Christmas Comes around again, I will be reminded once again of the many things he did, orchestrating and directing and even decorating the church for Christmas… it was his thing… And January Bible Studies with Soup and Sandwich Suppers??? Well they will never be the same.
I miss him….