Marc Andrew Griffith
May 17, 1966-September 30, 2010
Well, it's been four years today that Marc passed away. Four years. Wow! A lot can happen in four years. A lot has happened. The kids and I talked on the way to school this morning about where we were four years ago and where we are now. We all agreed that we are doing great and that we are.....simply...happy. Yes, we still have our days and our loss has marked us for as long as we live, but we think it has marked us in a good way. I think Marc would be comforted to see that he is still missed every day, but that his absence has not destroyed our ability to live and move forward.
We all have choices to make in this life. We can choose to let our losses and sorrows keep us from living, or we can decide to live the precious time God has given us for good and His glory. The kids and I agree that the best way to honor Marc is to live our lives fully; firmly rooted in God's promises. I think the greatest lessons I learned from Marc's life were to love and to serve. From his illness and death, I learned that life is short here on this earth. None of us know what tomorrow may bring. Be content in this day -- grateful for it. In a couple of generations there will not be anybody left to remember Marc. There won't be anyone to remember me...or you. For most of us, our lives aren't defined by our broad monumental contributions. They are defined by moments and choices -- speaking kindly, choosing grace, controlling our temper, minding our words, not gossiping, serving, making the hard choices, being generous, being patient, loving. Life is in the now....today. Life is all about the day God has given us. What will you do with yours?
Remembering all the good that a well lived life can do. Marc -- thank you for the memories and your legacy. We hope we would make you proud if you could see us now!