I think it is fitting that my last post was what Nick had recently written about things that matter and things that don't. Unfortunately we were reminded of that again in our own family in a very tragic way. My mom posted on facebook Sunday this thought which I thought I would share: "Have your hugged your kids today? Do it again, please."
We have been so blessed by the outpouring of love and support from everyone and the community. It is times like these where it is hard to be 4 hours away, but social media and cell phones make it easier to stay connected, along with supportive co-workers, friends and family. We are praying that God uses this to his glory - and we know that we serve a good God and cling to that truth through the hurt.
Here's a sign that was posted by one of the restaurants near my cousin's high school.
We'll miss you, Tom.