Friday, January 24, 2014

What Matters...

In the words of DaddyBrad…

My Blackburn College friend Bruce Truitt has announced that his beloved Son Cody is brain dead. They have decided to donate his organs in the next few days. Prayers go out to his family during this critical time. I did not know Cody, but in his honor let us stop worrying about anything and just love our children and recognize the gifts that they are. Oh yes, we worry about their grades, their choices, their futures. But that is all piffle really. What matters is that they know they are loved. And that when they walk into a room, our eyes brighten and there is nobody more important than they are to us. There is no greater honor in this life than to be a parent. Prayers today for the extended Truitt family And Blessings to all. 

And Charley, your Dad loves you so very much.


  1. life is tough, tougher than it use to be and us parents. we feel that stress and worry for our kids future. it's easy to forget what Brad has reminded us and let all that other stuff muck up our relationships with our kids. Grateful for this timely reminder.

    1. You are so right, Jenny. Sometimes we let the stupidest stuff get in the way. Thanks for your comments. Blessings to you and yours!

  2. Oh, Sherry, this made me cry. Sending so many prayers to the family. I'm not a parent, but I'm someone's child. I'll hold my loved ones a little closer today, and try to do it more always.