Kim, Michael ,Goose and family...Word just reached me in Louisville of Shelley's death. I was surprised and saddened. While time and distance separated us- I am grateful for his friendship and the many fond memories that I have of my dear friend.
From Washington School to Bloomer School,Abraham Lincoln to college trips. From Church Little League baseball to double dating and to our professional careers in Council Bluffs...we shared so many wonderful times. Shelley was also a very special friend to my Mom -his old First Congregational Church baseball coach and long time fan of he and Michael.
There are no "just right" words to ever express sympathy but I want to share a few...that I hope will bring a measure of comfort to each of you.
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge - myth is more potent than history - dreams are more powerful than facts - hope always triumphs over experience - laughter is the only cure for grief and love is always stronger than death.
I also believe that these words truly reflect the person Shelley was in this life.
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with each of you - today and in the days ahead.