Time Offers Great Perspective
|My dad, close to the same age|
as Hopson is in the
February 15th Hopson will be 44 years, 1 month & 15 days old. The exact age as my dad was May 7, 1992. The day of his death. Hop is the same age I was, Harry the same age as my sister Amy & Henry is the same age as Cotton. I can't imagine losing Hopson at the age he is now. There is so much life we have to live together. There is so much we have to do. We have children to raise and grandchildren (God willing) to spoil. We have trips to take and life, precious life.
I can't image my mom's heartbreak. She had known my dad since they were 5. They dated throughout high school; were married when they were 20; and became parents at 24. They had bumps along the way as all marriages do, but they stuck by each other for better or for worse. I watched my mom care for my dad for 3 years as his health declined. I watched her honor him in his last months, weeks and days. I saw their love when I was home, and I saw her comforting people after he died.
|Hopson close to the|
same as my dad
I want to do all this "because the greatest of these is love".