Talking to family the other day, they told me how Ron's co-workers could have went home earlier in the day. When they found out Ron died on the job, they stayed till late that night all sitting together still at work. They said he was the sunshine of the company. That he brought joy to the workplace and was always the first one in with a smile. I love that. Will my kids remember me as stressed, contentious, and grumpy when days are hard? Or will they see that even if mommy is having a hard day, she didn't take it out on everyone around her? I think about things like this every single day. EVERY DAY.
I loved how Ron had his grandkids over often and welcomed his home to them. Here they are grown, all done raising kids, and he still loved the busyness of it. That's gotta be a tad tough I would think. But that kind of unselfishness and patience is an amazing quality. They traveled together as a whole family unit even though their kids are all raised.
When someone passes on and they leave this kind of legacy behind them, what a testimony to have. You won't be remembered just by what you say you believe. You will be remembered by how you treated others around you and how you lived on a daily basis.