I already miss getting to be around you! You really turned my mind three-sixty very often as to what's important here and now. I have no doubt you are belting out a million beautiful songs up there for HIS glory.
John was a very educated and giving person. He didn't flaunt this knowledge but spread it around in a sharing, kind way with a flair for words. He didn't really seem to rest much and always seemed to still wanted to learn more at his advanced age!! He yearned to refresh his Latin, learn some Welsh. rejoim the church choir and get the words to old songs he could only remember the choruses to. He even wanted to learn to play an acoustic guitar. He was a big motivation for what I can still learn and achieve in the next few decades of my life!!
Now, whenever I hear an airplane I'll think of John looking up and telling me what type he thought it was. When I hear the song Ava Maria, a Scottish tune, or think of the military, I will think of him..Even for a while, when I see a religious symbol I will think of you. (I'm sure I'll be forgiven! ;-) ) I was also inspired/ convicted when John, no mater how he felt physically, was dedicated to getting to mass EVERY Saturday night...What's excuse have we?
Finally, I want to share how often John spoke of his love for his family. He often talked of his cherished times with his Grandmother and her love for him and the church. He shared what a caring and wonderful lady his wife, Irene was, how much his daughters and their families visited and took care of lots of things for him and how savvy his son was with finances. John was a beautiful person and a huge loss to all of us.
Blessed over and over knowing you,