You Really Don’t Know A Person

until you have shaken hands with the 200-300 people whose life they touched. Let me back up a bit. Bill’s wake was held at the church where he worked and had attended for most of his life. He had graduated from the seminary but was never ordained as a priest. We heard how he had counseled, mentored, supported, cajoled and loved each person in whatever way was needed. We also heard more times than I can count that Bill had told them about his family and how proud he was of each of us. It’s been a difficult week but very inspiring.



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6 Responses to You Really Don’t Know A Person

  1. Marilyn says:

    You can learn a lot about someone by the stories other people tell about them. It’s too bad that it usually happens at a wake or funeral.
    Sending you love and support…


  2. Teresa says:

    I have had a similar experience. It leaves you happy and sad at the same time. I hope all of those stories will help you all to heal a little. He sounded like an amazing person who will be missed a lot.


  3. You’re still in my thoughts and prayers and your family, too. Christmas will be hard without him as will all the other “firsts” of the coming year. But know this: the grief you have is a reminder of all the love you shared.


  4. chrisknits says:

    So glad it was inspiring, so sorry for the reason you were on the receiving end of all the wonderful love.


  5. Natalie says:

    I’m sorry you have had such a hard time 😦

    I know what you mean though. At my dad’s funeral last year there were people there I had never even heard of, who were devastated. It is amazing to see the impact a good person can have.


  6. Kepanie says:

    Hugs to you all. Glad many showed up to pay their last respects and share about Bill. He knows he’s loved and remembered.


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