Friday, September 05, 2008

A New Way Forward

Today, Darren, husband and father of four (twin boys-17, and a boy and girl 5 and 3), passed away suddenly.

Darren was an amazing man. He was a small group leader, an NYG chaperone last year, and all around champion of adults who worked with youth. It is a shock to think that someone like Darren can simply be gone.

Today, there are lots of phone calls and tears, emotions and grief. Perhaps tomorrow there will be comfort in knowing that he is in heaven, but today, I'm sad. Today, all I can think about is how much he will be miss here. How much his family will miss him, how much this church will miss him.

We are all going to have to learn a new way forward without him.