In Tribute to My Hero, Willie Herman Davis

Live each second of each day to the fullest. Be grateful for you never know what the next second may bring. Yesterday as I was going through my usual Monday routine, trying to play the piano during my weekly piano lesson, I received a phone call informing me that my brother had passed. What a difference one second out of 1,440 seconds in a day makes. It makes you stop in your tracks. It makes you realize the fragility of life. It makes you understand the insignificance of yesterday and the unrealistic value we place on tomorrow.

My humanity is hurting, but my Spirit is grateful. My Monday routine also included writing my blog article for the week. After hearing of my brother’s passing that fell completely off the radar. However, my Spirit, after hours of mourning, asked why not. So this post is my tribute to my brother, Willie Herman Davis, my hero.

Willie, I am so grateful for you being my brother. I am grateful that the Lord gave you to me for the past 63 years. I am grateful that through your life you have shown me how to love unconditionally. Even though life took you through seemingly more valleys than mountaintops, you are my hero because you stayed the course. For it is not how swift you run the race but how steadfast you stay the course that really matters.  The world is a better place because of the brief time you were here. Thank you for sharing your life with me.

You are free now. Enjoy your freedom, for we will see one another again…my Hero, Willie Herman Davis.

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13 Responses to In Tribute to My Hero, Willie Herman Davis

  1. Cheryl says:

    God bless Linda. Stay strong.

  2. Cynthia Kendrick says:

    OMG! Linda – what a beautiful tribute. Yes you will grieve, but I think you will celebrate your brother’s life and his gift to you. I am praying for you and your family and I know that you will be alright. Weeping may endure for the night, but joy, the complete joy of God – who is your strength, will come in the morning. Thank you for sharing even through your grief.

  3. Linda says:

    Thank you so much Cheryl. Your comments mean the world to me.

  4. Shawna says:

    Linda, my prayers go out to you. this was a great tribute to your brother!
    Love you : )

  5. IPaulette Knox Watkins says:

    R <3 I <3 P, Willie Herman. I remember from 1st grade on. Linda, Vivian & Geneva, U know we're like family. Praying 4 strength during this difficult time. Luv U ALL!

  6. Paul Smith says:

    Thank you for sharing your brother with us- if only for just these few minutes. As much as you mean to others- I can imagine what he meant to you.


  7. Linda J. Davis says:

    Thank you, Paul

  8. Maybe my perspective is slightly different being on your team and all, but I thank you for submitting in allowing your words to express a love that God wants His children to reveal. Even in the midst of a tremendous loss, your obedience brings forth fruit that soothes the wounds of others.
    As the new year unfolds, through good times and bad, I’m honored to have been chosen to be a part of a process in which He will say; “Well done….” (smi) Everyone get ready, there’s so much more coming from the vessel that is, Linda J. Davis!!

  9. Linda J. Davis says:

    Vince, I am speechless! To God be the Glory!!

  10. Barbara Dixon Trenier says:

    My prayers and my love go out to all of you!! I remember Willie Herman from us growing up together, and from him living next door to my best friend, then across the street from my best friend!! I am honored to have known Willie Herman and shared some time in this place with him!!! R.I.P. Willie Herman Davis and God BLESS your soul.

  11. ron ampey says:

    My heartfelt prayers go out to you from as far in the universe as I can reach at this time. I to got a message this morning of a dear friends transition. It reminded me of an old saying,I quote,our only purpose here is to end suffering end quote. However our deeper purpose is to polish the soul of the sword. Meaning to wipe away the smuge the layers of unconciousness, In order to reach toward the pure conciousness from which we came.I say to all continue to polish the soul of sword. Humble bows to all.

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