We all probably experience the death of a loved one during our lives, some numerous times. But the death of a loved one is complicated and gut-wrenching. It is never easy and when we lose a person who has been an important role model it complicates the grief even more.
The Old Coach is reminded that when those who have enhanced our lives in positive ways leave this earth we should transform our life in a way that brings honor to them. Dealing effectively with our grief by holding fast to the lessons they have taught and share them with others who cross our path will help the recovery.
These loved ones have passed the torch and The Old Coach would insist that we continue to pass it along.
We each deal with grief in our own manner and accept that loss is part of the life cycle. We may not agree with the time, the how, or understand the why, but over time we can remember our loved one without experiencing the unbearable pain.
May God comfort our young friend, Matt Stepp, the family, friends, and acquaintances of David Stepp in this time of grief.
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4: 17-18