The last two weeks have been insane. Just off the wall, everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. My grandmother has been very sick and was placed in a nursing home. She is in Texas with no other family around. (We are making a trip out there next week) I have a great friend going through something that I hope no one else ever has to go through. And on Saturday, February 15, one of my life long best friends was killed in a car accident.
Tyler was one of a kind. His laugh was infectious. He lit up any room that he entered. He was an absolutely incredible human being. He loved the Lord with all his heart. He loved people almost as much. I have never met anyone who didn't love him. Y'all, my parents loved him. He was the youngest of 9 children. The baby boy. And you could tell. All he had to do was flash that smile and he could get away with anything. We got into our fair share of trouble in our younger days. He used to sneak in my window at night and we would talk for hours. We stayed up late during the summer swimming, driving fast and egging our friends houses and cars. He made my life better. We haven't been as close the last 2 years. Jobs, relationships, family... Life got in the way. We were always talking about getting together. Having dinner. Catching up. We didn't get that chance. My life will not be the same without him here.
I don't understand why people like Tyler are taken too soon. It's always the good ones.
The only peace I have, comes from knowing that Tyler is in a much better place than we could ever imagine. Face to face with Jesus. Maybe Tyler was too good for this world. I am so thankful that I know that God has a plan so much better than anything I can imagine. I don't know what the purpose behind Tylers passing is. I don't understand it and I never will. I don't have to. I just know there is one. I have faith in that and I know that God is preparing me for something even bigger.
We get so caught up in our every day lives that we forget what's really important. The people are important. Our relationships are what matter. This week has changed my life. I will never look at life the same. I will never treat people the same. I will no longer put things off. I encourage you to stop putting things off until tomorrow, or next week. Do what matters today.