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.